The Northern Rivers Rail Trail could operate as a shared outdoor education campus.  Primary, Secondary and Tertiary content could be developed for delivery and assessment within the facility and in doing so the education system could contribute to and benefit from the development and management of the rail trail.  Workplace Training and Internships could be part of the culture of volunteerism that will be essential for the success of the project.

Roofed outdoor classrooms could double as shade huts and rainwater collection points.  There would be opportunities for innovative intervention strategies for children who have fallen through the cracks of the mainstream education system and other vulnerable groups such as youth at risk and young offenders.

Subject areas could include, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Indigenous Tourism, Indigenous Studies, Business Management, Engineering, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Graphic Design, Advertising and Marketing (to name a few) as well as many of the traditional Trades.