Toohey Forest Environmental Education Centre is located within the sustainably designed Griffith University EcoCentre. The building includes a number of purpose built teaching spaces providing for up to 75 students per day (age and program dependent). In addition to the internal classroom options, select programs involve students undertaking field work activities in the surrounding natural environment of Toohey Forest. Refer to the Programs and Activities page for further details.
The Canopy Room is a unique classroom that features the latest in digital AV equipment. Students are immersed in an environment that includes live native animal exhibits, preserved specimens, and a variety of interactive educational displays.
Animals that call the classroom home include pythons, lizards, turtles and others. Digital displays provide information on real-time solar energy generation and consumption.
The visual nature of the Canopy Room means that students are never short of stimulus material to engage the senses and challenge their knowledge and understanding.
The Understorey Room is located on the ground floor of the EcoCentre, and is predominantly used as a wet lab to investigate water samples using stereo microscopes and a variety of technologies.
Students are able to view and record specimens in real-time output via a 65” LCD screen.
The Understorey Room features an outlook of native vegetation surrounding a freshwater pond, opening out to the heath understorey beyond.