Forest Discovery

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Excursion Program Overview

Forests are a very important part of our world. Discover the forest environment’s tall trees, soft ferns, mountain creeks, and prickly plants! Use all your senses to find signs of the wildlife that live in the forests. Learn what makes a healthy forest habitat, discover the different ways that people use forests and how we can ensure the sustainability of forests for the future.


  • Our Discovery Tree Room and taxidermy animal collection
  • A clear felled logging coupe
  • Protected Cool Temperate Rainforest
  • Mountain Ash forest that has regenerated from the 1939 Black Friday bushfires
  • Plants and clues of forest animals

Themes which you might consider focusing your inquiry on: Food webs, living and non-living components of the forest and how they interact, different types of forests, human impacts on the forest, natural processes in the forest, habitats, history of forest use. Hands on activities in our Discovery Tree Room can also highlight animal adaptations, natural homes and more.

What to bring: Bus must accompany program, sunscreen, clipboards & pens, bag to take away your rubbish.

Curriculum connections:

Science: Biological Sciences (4-6), Earth & Space Science (4, 6), Chemical Sciences (4)
Geography: Geographical Knowledge & Understanding (3-4), Economics (5-6)


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 Years 3 - 6
Program Duration 4 hours
Program Type Excursion
Program Theme Forest, Human Impacts
Cost per group $540