Leadbeater’s Possums (Enviro Science Unit 3)

Excursion Program Overview

Toolangi State Forest is a key habitat for the Leadbeater’s Possum within the Central Highlands region. Experience first hand the forest environment that support this species and explore the issues surrounding its future conservation and management.


  • Different forest users and potential conflicts between these users
  • Habitat trees
  • A clear felled logging coupe
  • Issues surrounding Leadbeater’s Possum future conservation and management

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: 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.

Curriculum connections: VCE Environmental Science Unit 3

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): 2

Possible Start Times: 9.45am

Grade Level: Year 12

Program Location: Toolangi State Forest

Program Duration: 4 hours

Program Type: Excursion

Program Theme: Biodiversity, Forest, Human Impacts, Living things

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