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Ecosystems at Risk: Reefs and Rainforests – 6 Days | From $ 1195

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This is perhaps the best way to get your students involved in hands-on activities with two case studies: two exceptional tropical biomes.

Highlights:

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with a marine biologist/scientist
Soar high into the Dain... More
This is perhaps the best way to get your students involved in hands-on activities with two case studies: two exceptional tropical biomes.

Highlights:

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with a marine biologist/scientist
Soar high into the Daintree rainforest in JCU’s canopy crane
Test water quality and collect data about coral predators at the reef
Glide over the rainforest canopy on Cairns premier eco-attraction: The Skyrail
Discuss traditional land uses with Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal guides
Follow the evolution of plants on the Botanic Gardens’ Gondwana walk with a botanist
Visit a Turtle Rehabilitation Centre run by volunteers

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About Student Trips: Ecosystems at Risk - Reef and Rainforests

Geography Studies at The Earth's Biodiversity Hot Spots

Looking for Coral Bleaching and Coral Predators at the Reef

Geography & Biology Studies at The Earth’s Biodiversity Hot Spots

Far North Queensland is blessed with two UNESCO World Heritage areas — The Wet Tropics (of which the Daintree Rainforest is a part) and The Great Barrier Reef–both of which contain some of the planet’s best biodiversity. On this excursion, you learn about traditional land management from Aboriginal guides in the lush Daintree rainforest, and about contemporary land management from a marine biologist at the Great Barrier Reef. You see first hand the impacts of both natural and human activity on these two ecosystems, and you meet people who are striving to protect both flora and fauna in these special areas. This is perhaps the best way to get your students involved in hands-on activities with two case studies: two exceptional tropical biomes.

Highlights:

  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with a marine naturalist
  • Soar high into the Daintree rainforest in JCU’s canopy crane
  • Test water quality and collect data about coral predators at the reef
  • Glide over the rainforest canopy on Cairns premier eco-attraction: The Skyrail
  • Discuss traditional land uses with Aboriginal guides & ranger
  • Visit a Turtle Rehabilitation Centre run by volunteers

Accommodation:

All accommodation is included. In Cairns, you stay at a breezy award-winning hostel in the centre of the restaurant and shopping district. Students like the tropical swimming pool, lounging in the hammock and playing billiards at the free pool table, while group leaders love the private ensuite rooms, air conditioning, laundry facilities and free internet/WiFi (hotel accommodation as an upgrade, see inclusions page). In the Daintree Rainforest, students stay in single-gender quad share cabins with ensuites –this is the perfect spot to enjoy the life and chatter of the jungle.

Meals:

All meals are included, except 1 dinner. You have a combination of catered and restaurant meals. A typical breakfast is a selection of cereals, toast, juice and fruits; lunches are combinations of sandwiches and salads with fruit and a sweet, and dinners are a sample of BBQs, all-you-can-eat pasta and pizza, seafood treats and local favourites. Ask us about vegetarian, kosher and halal options.


6-day trip from $1395 per person
(4-day trips available from $749 per person)
 

Inclusions on Ecosystems at Risk Excursion:

  • For every 10 paying participants, one teacher/leader is FREE
  • A 5-square metre plot of Daintree rainforest adopted in your group's name
  • Carbon offsetting for a carbon-neutral trip
  • All activities and instruction as described in the itinerary
  • Cairns airport transfers
  • Naturalist guide on Days 2-3
  • Marine scientist/naturalist Day 4
  • Eco-certified sustainability guide on Day 5
  • 4 nights at a central Cairns hostel (6- share rooms with ensuite; teachers in twin or triple share with ensuite)
  • 1 night Daintree rainforest lodge (4 share single-gender cabins with ensuites)*
  • All continental breakfasts
  • All lunches
  • All dinners (except on Day 1)
  • 101 Animals of the Wet Tropics and 101 Marine Animals of the Great Barrier Reef field guide for each student
  • Mask, fins, and snorkel on the reef trip
  • Reusable waterbottles for each student to keep
  • Waterproof fish and coral ID tiles
  • National park taxes and levies
  • Risk assessment on request

*Teachers have single gender private rooms with ensuite in Cairns and the Daintree


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Address:
101 Russell St
Edge Hill
QLD 4870
Australia


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