Discovering the forest

Discovering the forest

Investigate the values of the forests in the south-west. An excursion that allows students to identify the values and uses of our jarrah forests.

Suitable for years 4 to 6.


Students will gain an understanding of why it is important to look after the biodiversity of an ecosystem and what they can do to help protect it. Students will also identify key plant species and appreciate the interdependence of forests and people.

The program includes:

  • a Discovering The Forest excursion with activities that identify the values of the forest, key plant species and interdependence of forests and people
  • a Discovering the Hills Forest resource pack and forest ‘jigsaw’ for use at school
  • a PL day in the forest (optional).

Additional information

  • Venue

    Wellington Discovery Forest, Wharncliffe Mill (Margaret River)
  • Year/Type

    Year PP to 6
  • Learning area

    History, Science
  • Cross curriculum priorities

  • Duration

    4 hours