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A ranger illuminated by torchlight on a Muttonbirds by moonlight school excursion at Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Photo: And the Trees Photography © DPIE

Muttonbirds by moonlight

Muttonbirds by moonlight is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion at Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, which covers geography as a KLA. Experience a guided walk across the island as evening falls, to observe the daily return of thousands of wedge-tail shearwaters (muttonbirds) to their nesting burrows, where hungry partners or chicks await.

Stage
Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
Learning area
Geography
When

By arrangement. Only available between August and April when the shearwaters are present on the island.

Where
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in North Coast
A group of students listening to their guides on a Muttonbirds by moonlight school excursion. Photo: And the Trees Photography © DPIE

Muttonbirds by moonlight

Join us at twilight for a fascinating exploration of Muttonbird Island and its nesting rookery for thousands of wedge-tailed shearwaters. This Stage 2 (Years 3-4) geography excursion examines the earth’s environment in this important place.

Stage
Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Learning area
Geography
When
Only available between the months of August to April when the shearwaters are present on the island.
Where
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in North Coast
The buttress roots of a blue quandong tree at Woolgoolga Creek in Sherwood Nature Reserve. Photo: Andrew Turbill © DPIE

People and place

People and place is a Stage 3 (Years 5-6) geography excursion at Sherwood Nature Reserve. Come and explore what makes this remnant lowland rainforest ecosystem unique, and how people have interacted with and valued this place over time.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area
Geography
When

Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 4.30pm during school terms.

Where
Sherwood Nature Reserve in North Coast