Our Secondary school programs include both in-class and field-based experiences and cater for students from grades 7-10.
Classroom-based programs can include a brief introduction to forest ecosystems, the distribution and characteristics of Tasmanian forest types. Following this we have a number of options for further investigations including: classification and biodiversity, food chains and food webs and exploring how land-use, across a landscape, can have impacts on the water cycle. We can also explore the cyclical nature of carbon, and the impacts that humans can have on that cycle.
Field-based programs include data collection on different forest types, and observing the factors that effect the distribution of forests. Students construct food webs, and learn about interactions within the forest system. We discuss the roll of understanding landscapes and geomorphology when managing an area of land for different purposes. Students explore the renewable nature of biodiversity, and the non-renewable nature of soil and geological features from erosion/landslips etc. Classes can also include teachings on the cyclical nature of carbon, and the impacts that humans can have on that cycle.
Secondary programs may include investigating:
- Forest ecosystems, energy flows and regeneration cycles
- Forest science and research
- People and forests – social, environmental and economic values
- Forest management practices across landscapes and land tenures
- Renewable and non-renewable resources
- Timber harvesting, processing and products, and future directions
- Managing forests in the landscape and sustainability
- Carbon cycles, forests, forest products and futures.
Please contact us for more details about planning your schools experience, to make a booking, discuss the cost structures and our transport subsidy options.