Tale of Two Forests

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Excursion Program Overview

Forests are more than just a bunch of trees! Explore the difference between State Forests and National Parks, the way different user groups view the forest, the similarities and differences the Mountain Ash and Rainforest, the timber harvesting process and other human impacts.


  • The difference between State Forests and National Parks
  • The way different user groups view the forest
  • The living and non-living features of the Mountain Ash and a Cool Temperate Rainforest and what similarities and differences can be observed
  • The timber harvesting process
  • Impacts human use has on our forests

What to bring: Your bus is required to accompany the program, sunscreen, clipboards and pens, copy of worksheets for each student (or print worksheet on cardboard so there is no need for a clipboard), bag to take away your rubbish.

Curriculum Connections:

Science: Biological Sciences (7,9), Earth & Space Sciences (7)
Geography: Geography Knowledge & Understanding (7-8)


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 Forests, Human Impacts, State Forests, National Parks, Mountain Ash, Rainforest
Cost per group $540