What is a forest?
Why are forests important?
How do we interact with forest landscapes?
What role do we play in the future of forests?
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.
News and Recent Events
What a whirlwind! From forest landscapes disturbed by volcanic eruption to working tree farms. Forester Fergus has been exploring Oregon, USA and visiting a range of amazing environmental education programs. Here is a snap shot of his adventures. [gallery...read more
Wood is all around us! Take a look around you and you will see wood plays a large part in our daily lives. Huonville Primary spent two days with the Forest Education Foundation exploring the importance of forests and learning about the cycle of planting, growing and...read more
The project is underway! In conjunction with the UTAS School of Architecture and Design - Learning by Making students the FEF is developing an exciting new kit resource that connects to the Design and Technology Curriculum. Providing students the opportunity to...read more
“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