The National Forest Learning Centre was officially opened on October 13 by the Federal Minister for Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Hon Tony Burke MP.
FEF Chairman Gordon Duff said the new National Forest Learning Centre will provide the Forest Education Foundation with a high profile CBD location from which to deliver its quality learning experiences.
The Forest Education Foundation now has a flagship CBD facility, located within the Forestry Tasmania Headquarters. Our vision is that schools and the public will use this centre to learn more about sustainable forest management.
The centre combines innovative technologies with interactive aspects providing activities on a number of themes, including:
The importance of rotting wood
The world of mini-beasts
Planning for today and tomorrow
The hidden forest
Professor Duff said the Centres programs could either be offered as stand-alone activities, or as precursors to more intensive field-based programs, and would allow the Forest Education Foundation to expand its scope beyond schools, to involve the wider community.
The aim of the Centre is to allow its programs to adapt and change with increased scientific knowledge about Tasmanias forests.
The photo shows (L -R) Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Professor Gordon Duff; Forest Education Foundation (FEF) Chairman; Darcy Vickers, FEF Manager and students from St Mary’s College Hobart at the Centre Launch.