About the FEF

 

The Forest Education Foundation Inc. (FEF) is a not-for-profit educational institution staffed by qualified and experienced teachers. The Foundation has been providing learning experiences for teachers and students throughout Tasmania for over 25 years (K-12 and beyond).

FEF programs provide teachers and students with the opportunity to engage with forest environments. Making connections to the Australian Curriculum, Science and Geography domains, the FEF programs explore forest systems and the links between humans and natural environments. The experienced teachers at FEF provide learning experiences that are hands-on, collaborative and encourage problem-solving skills.

 

Our Mission

Develop teacher and student knowledge about forest landscapes by providing educational opportunities that explore forest environments, resources and the future role of forests.

Guiding Principles

• Encourage and support teachers to explore forest education opportunities within the curriculum.
• Support teachers and students to understand the complex systems involved in managing forest landscapes, considering the social, economic and environmental values of forests.
• Provide opportunities for students to make connections between their personal interests, strengths, career possibilities and their interaction with forest landscapes.
• Encourage teachers and students to appreciate the importance of forests and make informed decisions about the future of forest environments and forest resources.

Educational Goals

Provide high quality educational experiences and resources addressing:

• 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?

Funding

The Foundation receives its core funding by way of sponsorship from Forestry Tasmania and the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania. Other projects are supported through Australian Government grants and limited income is generated through school activities and resource sales.

About the FEF

 

The Forest Education Foundation Inc. (FEF) is a not-for-profit educational institution staffed by qualified and experienced teachers.

 

The Foundation has been providing learning experiences for teachers and students throughout Tasmania for over 25 years (K-12 and beyond).

FEF programs provide teachers and students with the opportunity to engage with forest environments. Making connections to the Australian Curriculum, Science and Geography domains, the FEF programs explore forest systems and the links between humans and natural environments. The experienced teachers at FEF provide learning experiences that are hands-on, collaborative and encourage problem-solving skills.

FEF learning experiences can be provided within the school environment or through visits to a variety of field sites.

The FEF also supports a range of projects throughout Tasmania, including:

National Science Week initiatives
TasTAFE – guiding and interpretation programs
University of Tasmania – education student workshops
Beacon Foundation – career opportunities
School camp providers – on-site and field trip options

The Foundation receives its core funding by way of sponsorship from Forestry Tasmania and the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania. Other projects are supported through Australian Government grants and limited income is generated through school activities and resource sales.

See our News & Events pages for more details.

Our Mission

Develop teacher and student knowledge about forest landscapes by providing educational opportunities that explore forest environments, resources and the future role of forests.

Guiding Principles

• Encourage and support teachers to explore forest education opportunities within the curriculum.
• Support teachers and students to understand the complex systems involved in managing forest landscapes, considering the social, economic and environmental values of forests.
• Provide opportunities for students to make connections between their personal interests, strengths, career possibilities and their interaction with forest landscapes.
• Encourage teachers and students to appreciate the importance of forests and make informed decisions about the future of forest environments and forest resources.

Educational Goals

Provide high quality educational experiences and resources addressing:

• 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?

Funding

The Foundation receives its core funding by way of sponsorship from Forestry Tasmania and the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania. Other projects are supported through Australian Government grants and limited income is generated through school activities and resource sales.