Dain­tree au­dio guides

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

A FUN and in­ter­ac­tive chil­dren’s au­dio guide has just been in­tro­duced to the Dain­tree Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre to add a whole new per­spec­tive to na­ture-based learn­ing.

The award win­ning cen­tre is a world class in­ter­pre­tive fa­cil­ity nes­tled in the heart of the Dain­tree Rain­for­est and boasts a spec­tac­u­lar aerial walk­way lead­ing to a 23m-high canopy tower.

Dain­tree Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre direc­tor and for­mer teacher Pam Bir­kett said the self­guided au­dio tour was de­vel­oped in direct re­sponse to cus­tomer de­mand from schools as well as par­ents.”

The script was writ­ten with the help of pri­mary school teach­ers and aims to be en­ter­tain­ing yet ed­u­ca­tional for chil­dren.

The in­no­va­tive chil­dren’s au­dio tour of­fers short snip­pets of in­ter­est­ing in­for­ma­tion at ev­ery au­dio sta­tion - the aerial walk­way, the canopy tower, the cas­sowary cir­cuit and bush tucker trail - just like the adult au­dio tour, so fam­i­lies can learn and ex­plore to­gether.

Lo­cal school teacher and mother of two pri­mary school stu­dents Linda Vear­ing said: “Our fam­ily goes camp­ing in Cape Tribu­la­tion area ev­ery year and we al­ways call into the Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre on our way.

“We learn some­thing new each time and with the new chil­dren’s au­dio tour, in­ter­ac­tive touch­screens in the dis­play cen­tre and the guide book, the kids are hav­ing fun and learn­ing at the same time.”

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