Investigating the south-west forest

Investigating the south-west forest

Uncover the mysteries of the south west jarrah forest. Once your students have been Busy in the forest, graduate them to this investigative program.

Suitable for years 2 to 4.


Collect clues to your mystery plant including surprising information about how they are used by humans present and past and other inhabitants of the forest. On the way, explore shape and texture, sights, sounds and smells before passing the facts you have gathered on to the rest of the group.

The program includes:

  • an Investigating the Forest excursion including a sensory blindfold ropewalk trail, discovery of mystery plants and the animals that depend on them, students explore the diversity of shape and colour in the jarrah forest
  • A forest is a very busy place resource pack for use at school
  • a PL day for teachers (optional).

Curriculum links:

Science (2-5), English (2-5), History

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Additional information

  • Venue

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

    Year PP to 6
  • Learning area

    English, History, Science
  • Cross curriculum priorities

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Sustainability
  • Duration

    4 hours