Forestry matters! is a free, comprehensive education resource that provides teachers with relevant, up-to-date information about South Australia's forests.
Forestry matters! is essential for:
Forestry matters! is also available free from PIRSA Forestry in printed format.
For more information contact PIRSA Forestry's Education Officer:
Telephone: (08) 8735 1233
Facsimile: (08) 8723 1941
PIRSA Forestry would like to thank all the students that entered our WOOD - The New Miracle Product competition. This competition celebrates PIRSA Forestry's forest education resource Forestry matters!
All primary and secondary students in South Australia were invited to design and create promotional material demonstrating the unique attributes of wood.
Wood is a natural, renewable, carbon positive material that shows unique physical properties and strength characteristics and can be turned into many different products. Plus, it comes from trees, which produce oxygen, provide habitats and filter water.
We received a great variety of entries with bookmarks, posters, presentations and more.
Congratulations to the winners who received a certificate, book voucher and wooden toy.
Forestry is all around us and we use forest products every day, such as paper, tables, tissues, chairs, school desks, shelves, kitchen cabinets and many house frames are timber too.
Itís a South Australian industry and down in the south east of the State you can see each part of the value chain from nursery, planting, managing forests, harvesting to seeing the end products (e.g. tissues, kitchen cabinets) being made.
Forestry is a great topic for lessons and units, because you can cover a wide variety of themes including:
Use the tabs at the top of the webpage to browse the site and find the resources that suit your students. There are also downloadable photos of our forests and forestry in action!
To download the full resource, visit the downloads page
For information about upcoming events, check out our Upcoming Events page.
Teachers and educators! Want to learn more about the benefits of sustainable forest management? Then check out ForestLearning.edu.au where you can find activities, resources and ideas to integrate forest and sustainability education into your learning programs.
The site has over 100 resources covering years 3 to 12 across a range of key learning areas of the Australian Curriculum including science, social science, earth and environmental science, history, geography, mathematics, biology and technology. It features South Australian content, including PIRSA Forestry's own Forestry matters! forest education resource.
Click on the above image to see the forestry Newspapers In Education feature (1.1mb)