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Forest Science Explorers – Dry Open Eucalypt Forests: Queensland

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Welcome to ForestVR’s Forest Science Explorers – created for Australian Primary Schools learning about adaptations!

Come join us on a virtual field trip to a dry open eucalypt forests in Barakula State Forest near Chinchilla southwestern Queensland. Let’s go meet Rex – he’s a forest Scientist, called a Forester and it’s his job to manage these forests for a range of reasons including to keep the environment strong and healthy, and to grow some of the wood we use to build our homes and schools.

Come with us and look closely as we look for clues to discover how this forest has adapted to grow in it’s environment. And along with way we’ll also learn how Rex uses the science behind these adaptations to sustainably manage them for today and the future.

And don’t forget you’re in 360-degrees, so use your mouse, magic window or VR Headset to look up and down and all around you!

Are you ready? LET’S GO!











** Acknowledgements **
1. ForestLearning acknowledges the Queensland Government’s support of this project and would like to thank presenter Forester Rex for participating in this video.
2. The following macro images are used with permission – © Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, CSIRO. Australian Plant Image Index, Australian National Botanic Gardens (
a. Young Leaves
b. Older Leaves
c. Ironbark Leaf Glands
d. Ironbark Bark
e. Spotted Gum Bark
3. All other images CC – ForestLearning 2022

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Forest Science Explorers – Dry Open Eucalypt Forests: Queensland

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