Relationships with Forests (O&E Studies Unit 3)

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Excursion Program Overview

Explore the relationships between humans and forests over time and the contemporary management of forests.


  • How Aboriginal Australians traditionally lived and valued the land
  • Early settlers land use and values
  • Current values and uses of forests
  • Current management strategies for sustainable forest management
  • 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, sunscreen, clipboards, copy of worksheets for each student (or print worksheet on cardboard so there is no need for a clipboard) and pens plus a bag to take away your rubbish.

Curriculum Connections:

VCE Outdoor & Environmental Studies 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, Relationships, Forest Management
Cost per group $540