Google Expeditions

Bringing the forest to life from the classroom, through virtual field trips

Take the next generation on a virtual tour of the forest from the classroom or home

For the first time in our 100-year history, we are offering the opportunity to take schoolchildren on virtual tours of our forests, by partnering with Google Expeditions.

From their classroom, pupils will be able to visit a tree nursery, explore forest machinery and learn about different habitats for wildlife. They will be immersed in the world of sustainable timber production, learning about the importance of plant health and how woodlands are managed for wildlife. 

Students will also hear from people working in the forest, opening up a world of exciting and rewarding career possibilities.

Schoolchild viewing Google Expeditions using a cardboard viewer

Suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3, Google Expeditions can be viewed on mobile devices, tablets and chrome books. The experience can be heightened with the use of a virtual reality headset. 

To access the virtual tours, download the Google Expeditions app to your device and search for Forestry England.

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