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The rookery roundabout at Muttonbird Island
Stage 1 (Years 1-2), Science and Technology, Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
School excursions in NSW national parks
We are currently taking bookings for school excursions. Not all excursions are being delivered as per the usual program due to rules outlined by NSW Health. Alternative learning options with NPWS include online digital resources or incursions delivered at your school. Please contact your National Parks education contact or the relevant local park office for more information.
Explore Muttonbird Island on The rookery roundabout, a Stage 1 (Years 1-2) science and technology excursion. Students will see an active nesting rookery for thousands of wedge-tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds) and learn about their fascinating lifecycle.
Read more about The rookery roundabout at Muttonbird Island
These birds are renowned for their annual migration, travelling halfway around the world to breed. We’ll discuss this incredible feat and the unique adaptations that support their journey across the open sea.
Students will explore the geographical features and characteristics of Muttonbird Island. We’ll discuss how the nature reserve preserves this important breeding ground, and how this environment has been managed over generations.
Students will learn about the traditional Gumbaynggirr People and their deep connection to this Country. We’ll learn the words Giidany Miirlarl, meaning ‘moon sacred place’.
Students will come away with a renewed connection to the fascinating living world that surrounds them. This excursion is designed to support the K-6 Science and Technology syllabus’ Living World topic.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 1 (Years 1-2)|
|Learning area||Science and Technology|
ST1-1WS-S. Observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas and comparing what they and others know
ST1-4LW-S. Describes observable features of living things and their environments
ST1-5LW-T. Identifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products
- Guided. Available on request.
- Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in North Coast
$235 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- The outdoor learning centre base of Muttonbird Island
- If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
- School excursion inquiries - North Coast
- 02 6657 5935
- in Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.