Book a Forest Excursion
Book a Forest Excursion
If you are in Tasmania:
Forest Education Foundation
The National Forest Learning Centre
The National Forest Learning Centre Hobart, is a purpose built forestry learning centre which allows schools to spend an hour or two investigating various aspects of forest ecology, forest science and forest management through a range of hands‐on learning experiences developed by the Forest Education Foundation teachers.
However if you want to take a field trip the Forest Education Foundation (FEF Field Trips Along) can has a range of program and field trip opportunities available throughout Tasmania. All field trips, from lower primary to pre-tertiary, involve a wide range of practical activities and use of specialist equipment provided by the FEF.
If you are in New South Wales
Forestry Corporation offers curriculum aligned school excursions at Cumberland and Strickland State forests.
Cumberland State Forest
A tranquil 40 hectares of eucalypt forest, lying on gently undulating land in West Pennant Hills, 20 kilometres to the north-west of Sydney. From a cleared paddock the forest has grown to become a valuable resource, providing an attractive forest destination for recreational and educational use and enjoyment. Sustainable land management issues are an important part of any school excursion. A magnificent arboretum planted with native tree species from around Australia can be found on site.
Strickland State Forest
Strickland State Forest contains an impressive diversity of plants and animals. Vegetation types range from heath to rainforest and the walking trails are suitable for school groups.
Well maintained gravel forest roads allow for easy bus and two-wheel drive access. It is located just 10 minutes from Gosford and the F3 Freeway, not far from the Reptile Park and Ourimbah exits.
FIND OUT MORE...
The NSW National Parks site has extensive school excursion information and teacher resources.
If you are in Western Australia
WA Department of Education - this site has a list of approved 'outdoor education' excursion providers.
WA Parks and Wildlife - has specific information about visiting WA parks.
Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk situated in the Walpole Nornalup National Park between Denmark and Walpole.
National Trust – Wonnerup - The National Trust delivers and supports education and learning experiences that engage students with their history and heritage in order to instil a commitment to valuing heritage.
If you are in South Australia
There are a number of sources of information:
While SA national parks has specific information about different national parks located in SA.
If you are in Victoria
A great hands on resource is the Forest Classroom located at the Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground, Dandenong Ranges.
Parks Victoria Education Centre has all the state forest locations.
While Parks Victoria how to book excursions shows you how to book an excursion.
If you are in Queensland
The Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing has a list of parks that you can search.
Queensland Department of Education has a list of outdoor education centres.
If you are in the Australian Capital Territory
The Canberra 100 organisation has a great interactive 'City of Trees' excursion activity.
Go here to see what you can do at the National Arboretum.
See what's available at the ACT Parks just chose the park you would like to attend.
Or if you want to visit Tidbinbilla or Namadgi or the Canberra Nature Parks (that have 33 separate woodlands listed).
If you live in the Northern Territory
The best resource seems to be the NT Parks and Wildlife service.
National Parks and Australian Excursion Services
National Parks - this site shows you all the information about the national parks across Australia, their uses and management practices.
School activities – this national school activities directory is a search engine that lists many excursions featuring forests as well as informative editorial articles on planning excursions, camps, field trips and travel.