Fire has been a natural process that has shaped ecosystems for millions of years. In Australia lightning started fires long before people came along and later, Aboriginal people regularly used fire to maintain country. For Years 4-6.
Our forests provide us with essential resources such as timber and clean water. Students get to know the forest up - close; not only for its tremendous trees, but a whole host of other amazing organisms. For Years 3-6.
On this excursion students will explore through hands on activities and field visits the biodiversity of our forests, forest relationships and how humans are impacting and managing the forests. For Years 7-10.
Gain insight into principles and practices of sustainable forest management.
Engage in field techniques used by forest managers to determine sustainable timber harvests while maintaining and enhancing biodiversity. For Years 11 and 12.
Western Shield is one of Australia's biggest wildlife conservation programs. Discover techniques to monitor native fauna populations and gain an understanding of analysing population data.
For Years 11 and 12.
A hands-on study of local flora
Students will develop field work skills and an understanding of our unique flora, how it has adapted to our abiotic conditions, and some of the threats to its future. For Years 11 and 12.