Throughout 2015 and 2016 an inquiry into the ecology of Victoria's Toolangi Forest was undertaken by the children and teachers. Topics explored included the threat to the endangered Leadbeater's possum, tree and fern species, creeks and water ways and life in the canopy.
The children learnt about the significance of old-growth Mountain Ash trees as the homes for the critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum. They also learnt that these very old trees are being logged at an unprecedented rate for paper manufacture. The children told the teachers that they wanted their community to help them to protect the forest, so teachers and children decided to ask local artists to create artistic responses which would communicate care and concern for the natural environment and be made available to raise funds to support the protection of Toolangi Forest.