Welcome to the Forest Classroom

Welcome to the Forest Classroom website, designed for students at the primary school level who are learning about natural environments, cultural heritage and sustainability.

The Forest Classroom itself is a facility providing a unique experiential learning experience to help students connect with their local environment.

Based at the Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground, Grade 5 & 6 students can explore the surrounding Dandenong Ranges National Park with a range of activities to help them discover more about the plants and animals that need the park for survival. They will also learn how the park is managed in relation to nearby residents, recreational uses and for fire management.

The Classroom is availalbe to local schools on or surrounding the Dandenong Ranges.  

To find out more about this program, contact the Parks Victoria Education Officer on (03) 8427 2992 or email education@parks.vic.gov.au

For general park information please call 13 1963.