Leadbeater’s Possums (Enviro Science Unit 3)

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Excursion Program Overview

Toolangi State Forest is a key habitat for the Leadbeater’s Possum within the Central Highlands region. Experience first hand the forest environment that support this species and explore the issues surrounding its future conservation and management.


  • Different forest users and potential conflicts between these users
  • Habitat trees
  • A clear felled logging coupe
  • Issues surrounding Leadbeater’s Possum future conservation and management

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, sunscreen, clipboards, copy of worksheets for each student (or print worksheet on cardboard so there is no need for a clipboard), pens, bag to take away your rubbish.

Curriculum connections:

VCE Environmental Science Unit 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.

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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 12
Program Duration 4 hours
Program Type Excursion
Program Theme Forest, Human Impacts, Possums, Enviro Science, Conservation
Cost per group $540