Wood as a Resource (Design & Tech)

Excursion Program Overview

State forests are managed for multiple uses, including the provision of timber resources. Explore the use of forests as a source of timber for a range of uses.

Explore:

  • The path taken from forest to hardware supplier
  • The role of forest managers and consumers in a sustainable timber industry
  • 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), pens, bag to take away your rubbish.

Curriculum Connections:

VCE Design and Tech, Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeships

Restrictions:

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)
Possible Start Times
Grade Level Years 11 & 12
Program Duration 4 hours
Program Type Excursion
Program Theme Forests, Human Impacts, Mountain Ash
Cost per group $495