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Forest Education Foundation

14 Sep 2009

The Forest Education Foundation (FEF) secured funding for the development of a National Forest Learning Centre, to be based in Forestry Tasmania’s exhibition hall in Hobart.

The Centre, funded by a Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry grant, will provide a flexible and interactive program for visiting schools that will complement established classroom and field trip activities.

The FEF employ three staff members who all have a teaching background and are keen to take on the challenge of creating an interactive experience for visitors.FEF Staff

The Centre will be a base for hosting a range of educational activities, community presentations, school visits and events. It will also be open to the general public as a forest interpretation centre.

The construction of the National Forest Learning Centre is now underway, with the main work stations being installed in the Exhibition Hall at Melville Street. The work areas are designed to pose familiar questions on forests and forestry practices, and are designed to incorporate activities and investigations for visiting schools and members of the public.  The centre is constructed of locally sourced timber, with information displayed on a series of small cardboard tablets (heavy-duty recycled material), that can be moved around the centre or used in external school presentations.

The centre will be officially opened on November 13 this year, with school group bookings being taken from the end of October. Teacher orientation workshops will run during October and November, which are free to teachers who would like to come and familiarise themselves with the centre. Further details can be found on the FEF website at www.forest-education.com.

The Forest Education Foundation (FEF) secured funding for the development of a National Forest Learning Centre, to be based in Forestry Tasmania’s exhibition hall in Hobart.

The Centre, funded by a Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry grant, will provide a flexible and interactive program for visiting schools that will complement established classroom and field trip activities.

The FEF employ three staff members who all have a teaching background and are keen to take on the challenge of creating an interactive experience for visitors.

The Centre will be a base for hosting a range of educational activities, community presentations, school visits and events. It will also be open to the general public as a forest interpretation centre.

The construction of the National Forest Learning Centre is now underway, with the main work stations being installed in the Exhibition Hall at Melville Street. The work areas are designed to pose familiar questions on forests and forestry practices, and are designed to incorporate activities and investigations for visiting schools and members of the public.  The centre is constructed of locally sourced timber, with information displayed on a series of small cardboard tablets (heavy-duty recycled material), that can be moved around the centre or used in external school presentations.

The centre will be officially opened on November 13 this year, with school group bookings being taken from the end of October. Teacher orientation workshops will run during October and November, which are free to teachers who would like to come and familiarise themselves with the centre. Further details can be found on the FEF website at www.forest-education.com.

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