Impacts of Forest Use (O&E Studies Unit 2)

Excursion Program Overview

Discover the characteristics of forest environments and the impacts of human activities in Toolangi State Forest.

Explore:

  • Understand that forest ecosystems are highly integrated systems where changes in one area can flow on to affect other areas.
  • Understand that human uses of forests have to be sustainable managed.
  • Explore current management strategies and see how they are implemented.
  • A clear felled logging coupe
  • Protected Cool Temperate Rainforest
  • Mountain Ash forest that has regenerated from the 1939 Black Friday bushfires.

Workbooks will be provided so you can make a copy for each student to use on the day to guide their forest investigation.

What to bring: Your bus is required to accompany the program, clipboards, copy of worksheets for each student (or print worksheet on cardboard so there is no need for a clipboard) and pens.

Curriculum Connections: VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Unit 2

Restrictions:
Toolangi excursion bookings are closed for February, and from 16th July to 10th August in 2018 (resuming week 5 of Term 3).

Gould League does not operate in Toolangi on days with a Fire danger rating of Severe, Extreme and Code Red in the North Central Fire District. On very rare occasions, programs may be postponed due to extreme weather predictions involving wind/storms. In both cases, these programs will be rescheduled at the earliest convenience of both parties.


Program Details

Program Location Toolangi State Forest
Max # of Groups (group max 30) 3
Possible Start Times 10.00am (9.45am arrival)
Grade Level Year 11
Program Duration 4 hours
Program Type Excursion
Program Theme Forest, Human Impacts
Cost per group $495 + GST