Tree ferns in the Forest Gallery, Melbourne Museum
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria
Discover Victoria's mountain forests when your students step into a living fern gully complete with waterfall. Follow the pathway to discover how water shapes the landscape and take a close up view of small fish, frogs and skinks. Emerge from the rainforest into the eucalypt trees where Forest Secrets is alive with seasonal change; and learn about the local Kulin Aboriginal people’s seven seasons. Look up to see the Tawny Frogmouth, while tiny wrens and finches flit across the path. In a clearing at the end, see huge timber poles which represent the impact of fire on the bush. Using the Primary Forest Walks, your students can classify insects, frogs and eucalypt leaves, and investigate how their characteristics help them to survive in the forest.
This program links strongly to Victorian Curriculum Biological Science:
Level 3 to 4:
- Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things
- Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive
Level 5 to 6:
- Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment
- The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment
Available Terms 1 - 4, Monday-Friday.
Session times: 11am, 11.30am, 1pm & 1.30pm.
Cost: Education service fee.