The FEF provides a range of school programs based in the classroom and out in the field. Our dynamic learning experiences cater to K-12 students and are taken by experienced and qualified teachers.
All programs, whether school-based or field trips, involve a wide range of practical activities and use specialist equipment provided by FEF. Our programs are planned in consultation with teachers to meet individual class requirements, the needs of different students and current curriculum objectives – focusing in the areas of Science, Geography, Design and Technology. We provide learning opportunities around the state to suit your schools needs and learning goals. The FEF utilise a number of field sites across that state, including, Waterworks Reserve, Hollybank Reserve, Leven Canyon and Cluan Tiers. Other areas within your community can also be explored, based on the learning goals and year level.
Understand the importance of classification in organising food webs and ecosystems, investigate how water moves through a natural and modified landscape, and explore the global carbon cycle. Collect data from different forest types, and learn about managing landscapes for different purposes.
The FEF and forest industry partnership program delivers a unique experience for students to develop an understanding of workplace expectations and build skills and attributes that will support their future work and life goals. Programs to date have included classroom-based experiences prior to a field excursion to industry sites.