Bring the forest to your classroom with Forest in a Box. Forest in a Box- Adaptation Station is a comprehensive resource package that provides activities and resources to support teachers to integrate forest education into their classrooms.
Adaptation Station enables students to understand forest systems and how they function. The resource package explores the different forest types of Tasmania, their features and the ways living things are adapted to their surroundings.
Forest in a Box package includes:
- Teacher Guide – Curriculum links, suggested activities and supporting materials
- Teaching Resources – Forest specimens, microscopes, books, Tree Time Tasks and hands on teaching aids
- Professional Learning
- Students explore the structural features of living things found in a forest.
- Students identify how the adaptations of living things, in a forest, help them to survive.
- Students make observations and identify how conditions impact the growth and survival of forests species.
- Students understand the role of fire and how it behaves in different forest environments.
- Students explore the importance of Science in managing forests for the future.
- Students explore how forest environments are managed to maintain environmental, social/cultural and economic values.
- Students examine their role in the future of forest landscapes.
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (HASS)
- The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them (ACHASSK113)
- The impact of bushfires or floods on environments and communities, and how people can respond (ACHASSK114)
- Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
- The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
- Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083/ ACSHE100)
- Examine how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services, and environments for current and future use (ACTDEK019)
- Investigate characteristics and properties of a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment and evaluate the impact of their use (ACTDEK023)
The Forest in a Box – Adaptation Station is a package of learning, including Professional Learning, Teacher Guide and Support Materials. The package is free of charge, with a loan period of 4-5 weeks, if participating in an FEF excursion. Find out more.
To support the integration of the Forest in a Box – Adaptation Station package, teachers are provided a Professional Learning experience, outlining the learning outcomes, curriculum links and planning the integration of the kit.
- Introduction the Forest Education Foundation Educational Goals
- Explore environmental education models and how to scaffold forest literacy in the classroom
Forest Interconnections kit introduction
- The learning outcomes and goals
- Connecting the kit to the Tasmanian Forest Literacy Plan – Conceptual framework Questions
- Explore Curriculum links
- The kit – how it works/ suggested activities/ structure
- Integration strategies and approaches (discuss/plan)