What is a forest?

How do we apply scientific findings?

How do people interact with forests?

What do foresters do?

How do we use wood?

What is the future of forests?

Our Programs

Primary Programs

Explore the relationships between living and non-living components of a forest ecosystem…

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Secondary Programs

Collect data from different forest types, and learn about managing landscapes for different purposes…

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College Programs

Understand a range of sampling techniques that can be applied to terrestrial and aquatic environments…

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What we do

The Forest Education Foundation (FEF) provides teachers and students with the opportunity to learn about forest systems and the ways in which individuals, communities and our society interact with these environments.

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News and Recent Events

New programs – find out more!

The Forest Education Foundation have recently developed a new program to support the Geography Curriculum for secondary classes. To find out more about our Year 10 Geography program click here We are also extending opportunities for schools to participate in field...

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Bus Subsidy

FEF are offering a transport subsidy to support schools in meeting the cost of class excursions.  Those schools who need to hire external bus companies to attend FEF programs, including visits to the National Forest Learning Centre and field trips, are eligible to...

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A Day in the Forest

Come and make the most of an opportunity to explore what it is like to be a Tour Guide in the beautiful Huon Valley! In a free event funded by the Community Enterprise Foundation and in conjunction with TasTAFE, the FEF are running a two-day program exploring the...

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“The hands on investigations engaged the student’s curious minds and provoked further interest in science. It catered for a wide range of students and was closely aligned to the curriculum, building on the children’s prior knowledge and providing scope for further in class learning.”

- School Teacher

“I was very impressed with the whole experience for the students. They were well organised, had great behaviour management skills. The learning was targeted to our learning abilities. Tasks were timely but allowed children time to explore a good range of activities.”

- School Teacher

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