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Excursion Program Overview
Fires are a natural part of the forest environment. Investigate how bushfires and fire effect the environment, plants, animals and local communities.
Visit a Mountain Ash Forest, logging coupe and a stop off to compare and contrast a Cool Temperate Rainforest.
If available, CFA firefighters can showcase their trucks, protective equipment and response systems.
- The elements needed to start a fire
- How fires are started in the environment
- How indigenous peoples traditionally used fire to manage the land
- How fire is used in a controlled way to protect communities and encourage seed regeneration after logging
- How plants and animals are adapted to fire
What to bring: Bus must accompany program, sunscreen, clipboards & pens, bag to take away your rubbish.
Science: Biological Sciences (5-6), Earth & Space Science (6)
Geography: Geographical Knowledge & Understanding (5)
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 Location||Toolangi State Forest|
|Max # of Groups (group max 30)||3|
|Possible Start Times||10.00am (9.45am arrival)|
|Grade Level||Year 5-6|
|Program Duration||4 hours|
|Program Theme||Forest, Human Impacts|
|Cost per group||$540|