Going with the Flow

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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.


  • The importance of water to both the environment and people,
  • The role that forests have in collecting, storing and filtering water,
  • Natural and human influences that have affected the quantity and quality of water supplies
  • Water quality measurements at forest sites.

Workbooks will be provided so you can make a copy for each student to use on the day to guide their forest investigation.

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

Curriculum connections:

Science: Biological Sciences (7,9-10) + 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, Water
Cost per group $540