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Fire and the Forest

Excursion Program Overview Fires are a natural part of the forest environment. Investigate how bushfires and fire effect the environment, plants, animals and local communities. Visit a Mountain Ash Forest, logging coupe and a stop off to compare and contrast Wirrawilla Rainforest. If available, CFA firefighters can showcase their trucks, protective equipment and response systems. […]

  • Location Toolangi State Forest
  • Theme Forest, Human Impacts, Living things, Plants
  • Year Level Grade 5, Grade 6
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Karkarook Park

Discover Karkarook Park (3-6)

Discover the biodiversity in the water, air and bushland at Karkarook Park, Heatherton, in this half day excursion.

  • Location Karkarook Park
  • Theme Biodiversity, Freshwater, Insects, Living things
  • Year Level Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Toolangi Forest Adventure – School Holidays

Bring your multi-age School Holiday Program children to explore the wonders of Toolangi State Forest! Visit tall trees, soft ferns, mountain creeks, logging areas and our forest education room.

  • Location Toolangi State Forest
  • Theme Biodiversity, Forest, Human Impacts, Insects, Living things, Plants, Sustainability
  • Year Level Holiday Program
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Sustainability Centre Discovery – School Holidays

Bring your multi-age School Holiday Program children to explore our hands-on Sustainability Centre to investigate your choice of themes: living things, 3R’s and/or composting/worm farming.

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Biodiversity, Freshwater, Human Impacts, Insects, Living things, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level Holiday Program
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Rapt in Recycling & Composting – Incursion

Students learn what can go in a recycling bin, strategies to reduce their waste and discover the composting/worm farming process for your fruit and vegetable scraps.

  • Location Your School
  • Theme Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level (F) Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Ricketts Point Ramble – School Holidays

Bring your multi-age School Holiday Program group to explore the intertidal rockpools and sandy beaches of a marine sanctuary!

  • Location Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
  • Theme Biodiversity, Human Impacts, Living things, Marine
  • Year Level Holiday Program
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Forests, Making Connections

Forests have many values and uses and our daily behaviours can impact on forests. 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.

  • Location Toolangi State Forest
  • Theme Forest, Human Impacts
  • Year Level Year 7, Year 8
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Going with the Flow

Explore Toolangi State Forest to unpack the importance of water to the environment and people, investigate how forests contribute to collecting, storing and filtering water, and explore natural and human influences on water quality.

  • Location Toolangi State Forest
  • Theme Forest, Freshwater
  • Year Level Year 10, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9
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Kinder Beach Secrets

Explore the beautiful Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary with all of your senses! From our drama based introduction, to a journey along the sandy beach to the rock platform to discover items washed ashore and what creatures make this special place their home. Discover our guided play-based learning stations to uncover more secrets of the beach!

  • Location Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
  • Theme Human Impacts, Living things, Marine
  • Year Level Kindergarten
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Creature Feature (3-4)

This program explores the living things found within three habitats: forest floor, freshwater pond and compost bin.

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Biodiversity, Freshwater, Insects, Living things, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level Grade 3, Grade 4
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Avoid, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Explore responsible consumerism and waste minimisation from the how’s and what’s of curbside recycling, to ‘pitching’ the benefits and pitfalls of various recyclable materials, a waste wise shopping challenge, what’s so hot about compost and the journey of our e-waste and their planned obsolescence.

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level Year 7, Year 8, Year 9
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3R’s & Compost – Incursion

At your school, this 1 hour program explores reducing, reusing, recycling and composting in context to everyday life at your school. Students learn what it takes to be waste wise!

  • Location Your School
  • Theme Recycling, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Year 7
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Exploring Ecosystems – Incursion

Students discover, identify and explore ecosystem components through a range of hands-on, inquiry based activities at your school. Choose your own adventure!

  • Location Your School
  • Theme Biodiversity, Insects, Living things
  • Year Level Grade 5, Grade 6, Year 7
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Gardens Alive – Incursion

Children will explore the fascinating world of plants and their seeds in this fun, hands-on program at your school. This program is designed to help children understand plants, how they grow and their different parts and functions.

  • Location Your School
  • Theme Biodiversity, Living things, Plants
  • Year Level (F) Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Minibeast Safari (F-2) – Incursion

Schoolyard Safari! This program explores the biodiversity of insect and bug-life found within your school grounds.

  • Location Your School
  • Theme Biodiversity, Insects, Living things, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level (F) Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Kinder Minibeast Safari – Incursion

A hands-on investigation of the wonderful bugs and insects that live in your gardens (and our worm farm!) and the things they need to stay alive. Hunt for critters, look at them up close, explore our minibeast body part felt boards, build a garden home and meet our worms and stick insects!

  • Location Your School
  • Theme Biodiversity, Living things, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level Kindergarten
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Kinder Compost Capers – Incursion

Explore how composting works and the important role that compost critters play. An interactive play, live critters and a song help us learn about the right ingredients for a happy and hot compost bin! Optional: Provide a compost bin and we’ll set it up for you with your students.

  • Location Your School
  • Theme Living things, Sustainability, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level Kindergarten
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Marine Tidal Survival

Tidal Survival (5-6)

Discover the intertidal rockpools, sandy beaches and coastal vegetation of a marine sanctuary, discovering common sea creatures, explore their array of adaptations for intertidal survival and human impacts upon the marine ecosystem.

  • Location Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
  • Theme Biodiversity, Human Impacts, Living things, Marine
  • Year Level Grade 5, Grade 6, Year 7
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Wood as a Resource (Design & Tech)

State forests are managed for multiple uses, including the provision of timber resources. Explore the use of forests as a source of timber for a range of uses. Investigate the path taken from forest to hardware supplier and the role of forest managers and consumers in a sustainable timber industry.

  • Location Toolangi State Forest
  • Theme Forest, Sustainability
  • Year Level Year 11, Year 12
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Leadbeater’s Possums (Enviro Science Unit 3)

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.

  • Location Toolangi State Forest
  • Theme Biodiversity, Forest, Human Impacts, Living things
  • Year Level Year 12
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The Forest Environment (Enviro Science Unit 1)

Discover the forest environment, it’s structure, functions and natural processes. Through fieldwork, examine the changes occurring in the forest, including human-induced changes and how forests are managed and conserved.

  • Location Toolangi State Forest
  • Theme Biodiversity, Forest, Human Impacts
  • Year Level Year 11
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The Forest Experience (O&E Studies Unit 1)

Explore how people value and experience forests. Students will investigate the meaning of ‘nature’ for different people, explore the different values that people place on forests and understand how forests are sustainably managed to accommodate different forests uses.

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Our Forests Our Future (9-10)

Forests are vital for our future. Explore the many values of our forests, how they are managed to reduce human impacts for future sustainability, and how people can be involved in protecting the environment.

  • Location Toolangi State Forest
  • Theme Forest, Human Impacts
  • Year Level Year 10, Year 9
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Bushfires (7-10)

Fires are a natural part of the forest environment. Investigate how fires effect the environment, plants, animals and communities.

  • Location Toolangi State Forest
  • Theme Forest, Human Impacts, Living things, Plants
  • Year Level Year 10, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9
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Bush Biodiversity (7-9)

Our forests are diverse, dynamic environments. Investigate forest ecosystems and the interactions and interrelationships between forest plants and animals.

  • Location Toolangi State Forest
  • Theme Biodiversity, Forest, Living things, Plants, Sustainability
  • Year Level Year 7, Year 8, Year 9
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Tale of Two Forests (7-8)

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.

  • Location Toolangi State Forest
  • Theme Forest, Human Impacts
  • Year Level Year 7, Year 8
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Teacher Professional Development

Choose from a variety of themes including Embedding Sustainability into your Early Childhood Service, Understanding Marine Ecosystems, Exploring Forest Ecosystems & Issues, and Sustainability in Action (ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic).

  • Location Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Sustainability Excursion Centre, Toolangi State Forest, Your School
  • Theme Biodiversity, Marine, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level Tertiary & Adult
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Forest Discovery (1-6)

Discover the forest environment – tall trees, soft ferns, mountain creeks, and prickly plants! Use all your senses to find signs of the wildlife that live in the forests. Learn what makes a healthy forest habitat, discover the different ways that people use forests and how we can ensure the sustainability of forests for the […]

  • Location Toolangi State Forest
  • Theme Biodiversity, Forest, Freshwater, Living things, Plants, Sustainability
  • Year Level Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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3R’s & Compost

This program explores the 3Rs, that’s Reduce, Reuse and Recycling AND Compost in context to everyday life. Students learn what it takes to be waste wise!

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Year 7
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Rapt in Recycling & Composting

Students learn what can go in a recycling bin, and discover what happens after the recycling truck collects them, plus learn about the composting process and the wonderful compost creatures that make it happen!

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Recycling, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level (F) Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Compost Capers (F-2)

Students learn all about the composting process and the wonderful compost creatures that make it happen.

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Sustainability, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level (F) Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Rapt in Recycling (F-2)

Students learn what can go in a recycling bin, and discover what happens after the recycling truck collects them.

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Recycling, Waste Minimisation
  • Year Level (F) Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Exploring Ecosystems (5-7)

Students discover, identify and explore ecosystem components through a range of hands-on activities both at our local Parks Vic managed ‘Karkarook Park’ and our Sustainability Centre.

  • Location Karkarook Park, Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Biodiversity, Freshwater, Human Impacts, Insects, Living things, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level Grade 5, Grade 6, Year 7
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Gardens Alive (F-2)

Children will explore the fascinating world of plants and their seeds in this fun, hands-on program. This program is designed to help children understand plants, how they grow and their different parts and functions.

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Biodiversity, Living things, Plants
  • Year Level (F) Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Minibeast Safari (F-2)

This program explores the living things found within three habitats: forest floor, freshwater pond and compost bin. Students go on Safari with a Gould League Education Officer!

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Biodiversity, Living things
  • Year Level (F) Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Kinder Recycling Rules & Worms!

Investigate our recyclable treasures and clues for which bin they belong in AND explore how composting and worm farming works and the important role that worms play. This program is a combination of our recycling and composting/worm farming activities.

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Recycling, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level Kindergarten
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Kinder Compost Capers

Explore how composting works and the important role that compost critters play. An interactive play complete with costumes inside our ‘Incredible Shrinking Machine’, live critters and a song help us learn about the right ingredients for a happy and hot compost bin!

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Biodiversity, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level Kindergarten
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Kinder Wonderful World of Worms

Discover how worms can help to reduce your waste! A story, song, puppets and real live worms help you explore their favourite foods and more. Visit our ‘Incredible Shrinking Machine’ in minibeast costumes to imagine what the worms and their friends get up to!

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Living things, Sustainability, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
  • Year Level Kindergarten
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Kinder Minibeast Safari

A hands-on investigation of the wonderful creatures and the roles they play in three separate habitats: the garden, forest floor and compost bins.

  • Location Sustainability Excursion Centre
  • Theme Biodiversity, Living things
  • Year Level Kindergarten
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Octopus’ Garden (3-4)

Explore the intertidal rockpools and sandy beaches of a marine sanctuary, discover common sea creatures and their adaptations for survival in this harsh intertidal environment, and uncover human impacts.

  • Location Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
  • Theme Biodiversity, Human Impacts, Living things, Marine
  • Year Level Grade 3, Grade 4
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Beach Secrets (F-2)

Explore the intertidal rockpools and sandy beaches of a marine sanctuary to discover beach treasures, common sea creatures and the why this place is so special! Investigate human impacts on this environment.

  • Location Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
  • Theme Biodiversity, Human Impacts, Living things, Marine
  • Year Level (F) Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2
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