Busy in the forest

Busy in the forest

Explore the variety of life in the forest.

Suitable for years PP to 1.


Through a discovery walk students recognise the different habitats and living things that share the forest. They identify
and compare the needs and features of plants and animals. An animal encounter reinforces the day’s learning (only available at Perth Hills). A blindfold rope trail guides them through a fun and interactive sensory encounter with nature and allows students to recognise that senses are used to learn about the world around us.

The program includes:

  • Busy in the bushland resource pack for use at school
  • a Busy in the Forest excursion including a sensory blindfold rope-walk trail, a treasure trail and encounters with forest creatures
  • a PL day for teachers (optional). 


  • Recognise that different living things live in different places
  • Identify common features of plants
  • Explore different habitats in jarrah forest
  • Learn about WA native animals
  • Science involves exploring and observing the world using senses
  • Understand the connectedness between living things

Additional information

  • Venue

    Dwellingup Forest Heritage Centre, Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Wellington Discovery Forest, Wharncliffe Mill (Margaret River)
  • Year/Type

    Year PP to 6
  • Learning area

    English, Science
  • Cross curriculum priorities

  • Duration

    4 hours