Forests, Making Connections (7-8)

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 Knolwedge & 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.

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Program Details

Cost (per group): $495 + GST

Max # of Groups (group max. 30): 3

Possible Start Times: 9.45am

Grade Level: Year 7, Year 8

Program Location: Toolangi State Forest

Program Duration: 4 hours

Program Type: Excursion

Program Theme: Forest, Human Impacts

Toolangi Excursions Announcement: Winter closure from 16th July to 10th August 2018