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?

Our Programs

Primary Programs

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

Secondary Programs

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

College Programs

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

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

Year in Review: July 21 – December 2022

Year in Review: July 21 – December 2022

Year in Review: July 21 - December 22The Forest Education Foundation (FEF) has recently published its 'Year in Review' report. This report provides a snapshot of some of the key highlights and achievements of the foundation between July 2021 to December 2022. Read the...

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Schools Tree Day Celebrations – July 2022

Schools Tree Day Celebrations – July 2022

Schools Tree Day celebrations - July 2022Students across Tasmania rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty to celebrate Schools Tree Day, an event which is part of National Tree Day held at the end of July each year. The FEF were delighted to be a part of...

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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

Forest Education Foundation acknowledges the traditional custodians of lutruwita/Tasmanian, the palawa people. Through education, Forest Education Foundation recognises forests are an essential part of our environment, our identity, and the deep connection palawa people have with country. 

We proudly acknowledge the continuous cultural traditions, knowledge and people that have shaped our forest country. Through education we respect the opportunity to contribute to students’ developing an understanding of, and respect for, the value of First Nations peoples’ knowledge, culture, and language as they become stewards of the forest, today and into the future.

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