Excursion Program Overview
Fires are a natural part of the forest environment. Investigate how fires effect the environment, plants, animals and communities with hands-on measurement of fuel hazard levels in a nearby Messmate Forest, a visit to a Mountain Ash Forest and a stop off to compare and contrast a Cool Temperate Rainforest.
Please note: This program does not include a visit to the logging coupe, however a brief stop may be feasible – if time permits (must be prearranged).
- The elements needed to start a fire
- How fires are started in the environment
- Using fire as a land management technique
- How plants and animals have adapted to fire
- How land managers measure fire fuel levels
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 bag to take away your rubbish.
Science: Biological Sciences (7/8), Earth & Space Sciences (7/8)
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.
|Program Location||Toolangi State Forest|
|Max # of Groups (group max 30)||3|
|Possible Start Times||10.00am (9.45am arrival)|
|Grade Level||Years 7 - 10|
|Program Duration||4 hours|
|Program Theme||Forest, Human Impacts, Bushfires|
|Cost per group||$540|