Bush Biodiversity

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Excursion Program Overview

Our forests are diverse, dynamic environments. Investigate forest ecosystems and the interactions and interrelationships between forest plants and animals.


  • Past, present and future use of the forest by people and native animals and plants.
  • Layers of the Mountain Ash and Cool Temperate Rainforest
  • Living and non-living features of each ecosystem
  • Any evidence of animals and plants living in the forest
  • Habitats provided by the forest
  • Forest food chains
  • Timber harvesting and its impact

Workbook provided for you to create a copy for each student.

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

Curriculum connections:

Science: Biological Sciences (7,9), Earth & Space Sciences (7)
Geography: Geographical Knowledge & Understanding (7-10)

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 7 - 8
Program Duration 4 hours
Program Type Excursion
Program Theme Forest, Human Impacts, Biodiversity
Cost per group $540