All our programs are tailored to support a chosen unit of study or as specifically requested by our clients.
Our Tertiary Education programs have been developed for specific units of study within a variety of Courses (e.g. Botany, Ecology, Vertebrate Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Education etc.). We can also tailor programs upon request. By participating in a “Eucalypt Forest” program, students gain a comprehensive understanding and awareness of the importance of eucalypt forest ecosystems through direct interaction with the natural environment (excursions) or through a virtual eucalypt forest investigation (incursions).
All Tertiary in-class presentations and field trips to eucalypt or melaleuca forests come with complimentary assessable work-booklets, which are tailored to the requirements of an institution. Our field trips allow for an in-depth, methodical and structured investigation of eucalypt forest environments. Alternatively, virtual eucalypt forest investigations allow students who are unable to participate in a field trip to gain a basic understanding of eucalypt forest ecosystems through a well-designed in-class presentation.
Below is an example itinerary for a 1-day “Eucalypt Forest” excursion. All excursions packages include the necessary work booklets and equipment.
|09:00||Tour group pick- Second Nature have a fleet of vehicles available to cater for any number of passengers (within reason). We can provide transport to and from institutions and airports|
|09:45||Arrive at destination for Activity session 1 Eucalypt forests thrive in the dry, fire-prone conditions of a windward mountain face. As such, your eucalypt forests often coexist with a landform rich in geological history. During this activity, you will examine the rock layers visible at an exposed cliff face. The guides will explain how these rocks provide a history of the local area and its past environmental conditions.|
|11:00||Activity Session 2 Students will use classification guides provided to identify trees and animals of the forest. They will explore the forest for other evidence of wildlife, including nocturnal animals. The guides will explain how all of these organisms interact in a web of feeding relationships.|
|12:00||Lunch at destination Great areas to take a break and enjoy the scenery|
|13:00||Activity Session 3 Line transects and quadrat surveys are frequently utilised by field scientists to monitor how an area changes over time. During this activity, students will be divided into groups to assess an area using techniques explained by our guides. The activity will involve taking measurements of physical factors using supplied equipment and recording results in a data collection table. This is excellent hands on experience in the field!|
|14:00||Visit Lookout Walk along a bush track to reach a lookout that stretches over an underlying valley. There will be a great photo opportunity at the top!|
|14:30||Depart destination, back to institution or airport|
|15:00||Arrive back at institution or airport when required|