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 Wirrawilla 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 are adapted to fire
- how land managers measure fire fuel levels
What to bring: Your bus is required to accompany the program, clipboards, copy of worksheets for each student (or print worksheet on cardboard so there is no need for a clipboard) and pens.
Science: Biological Sciences (7,9-10), Earth & Space Sciences (7)
Geography: Geographical Knowledge & Understanding (7-10)