A strip of permanent retained vegetation, 10-50 metres wide, along each side of a drainage line or bank of stream or river for retarding the flow of runoff water.
PIRSA Forestry has a full-time Education Officer employed to deliver support to primary and secondary teachers using our Forestry matters! forest education resource.
PIRSA Forestry’s Education Officer can:
- Run Professional Development training opportunities for South Australian teachers
- Assist South Australian teachers to find information about forests and forestry
- Offer advice and contacts to South Australian teachers for organising school excursions to forests
Professional Development opportunities run throughout the school year and give South Australian teachers the chance to discover how our natural, renewable plantation resource is sustainably managed, while also learning about the Forestry matters! forest education resource.
Professional Development activities are suitable for both primary and secondary teachers and include:
- Learn more about the Forestry matters! forest education resource
- Discover its links with the SACSA framework, Australian Curriculum and Primary Connections
- Learn more about local forests
- Feature hands-on activities for primary and secondary teachers
Teacher field trips
- Learn more about South Australian plantation forests and native forest reserves
- Talk to forest managers and see forestry in action
- Learn about the Forestry matters! forest education resource
- Tour local processing facilities, such as sawmills
- Be guided through the whole process that turns timber from our plantation forests into the products you use in your home, such as house frames, desks, kitchen cabinets and more
- NB: tour content varies according to the location
Check the Forestry matters! website for current events.
For more information, contact the Education Officer on 08 8735 1233 or email email@example.com