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Giidany Miirlarl: A special site
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, 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.
An NPWS Aboriginal guide will lead students on a cultural journey on Muttonbird Island in this Stage 2 geography excursion. Students will learn about Giidany Miirlarl, meaning ‘moon sacred place’ in local Gumbaynggirr language.
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Students will journey through time with their own Gumbaynggirr guide. Through Dreamtime stories, the guide will explain the traditional use of the island’s muttonbird rookery as an important food source.
Together we’ll explore the deep Gumbaynggirr connection to Country and to the plants, wildlife and birds that call this island home.
Students will examine geographical concepts of place, environment and interconnection, along with sustainable land management.
This excursion is designed to support the geography syllabus’ Earth’s Environment topic.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 2 (Years 3-4)|
GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments
GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact
GE2-3. Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
- Guided. Available on request.
- Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
$235 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
- Meeting point
- The outdoor learning centre, located at the base of Muttonbird Island.
- No. Equipment not required.
- 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.