Forests, Making Connections

Excursion Program Overview

Forests have many values and uses and our daily behaviours can impact on forests. Forget worksheets and immerse yourself in Mountain Ash and Cool Temperate Rainforest, and see where our timber and paper products come from first hand with a visit to a logging coupe in Toolangi State Forest.


  • The importance of biodiversity
  • Differences between state forests and national parks and human use of public land
  • Humans impact on the forest environment from past to present
  • Why our forests are managed the way they are

What to bring: bus to accompany program


Science: Biological Sciences (7) and Earth & Space Science (7)

Geography: Geographical Knowledge & Understanding (7-8)

Toolangi excursion bookings are closed for February, and from 16th July to 10th August in 2018 (resuming week 5 of Term 3).

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.

Excursion Program Overview

During this field trip students will explore the importance of water to the environment and people, investigate how forests like Toolangi State Forest contribute to collecting, storing and filtering water, and explore natural and human influences on water quality.

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
Cost per group $495 + GST