Tinboon School TAP's On to forestry and agriculture
On 16 November 2017, students from Timboon P-12 school in Victoria celebrated their annual curriculum expo-TAP's On! that showcased their whole of school curriculum approach to maths, science, agriculture studies and learning in general.
Students rotated through a series of peer lead workshops based on the topics covered in the curriculum that use agriculture as a vehicle to increase applied learning opportunities as part of the TAP (Timboon Agriculture Project).
A Year 5/6 workshop facilitated by the Junior Park Rangers and Debbie Dalziel from Curdie Valley Landcare Group was focused on biodiversity and the importance of native plantations or shelterbelts. Forest Learning rulers were distributed to students to reinforce the importance of wood, timber and sustainable wood products.
The whole day was a big hit and the students (and teachers) learnt a lot and were discussing it in the classroom at the end of the day - exactly what organisers wanted - lots of conversations and further awareness.
In 2018, organisers of the event plan to have an agroforesty focus with a sawmill on site.
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