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Giidany Miirlarl: A special site
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Science and Technology, Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
Join your Aboriginal guide on Muttonbird Island for Giidany Miirlarl, a Stage 3 (Years 5-6) science and Geography excursion. Students will discover the cultural significance of this special place, meaning ‘moon sacred place’ in local Gumbaynggirr language.
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Students will examine how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of plants and animals of this island and the interactions and connections between people and this special place.
An Aboriginal guide will lead students around this important seabird habitat, sharing stories of Gumbaynggirr People and their connection to Country here.
Together we’ll examine the characteristics and fascinating life cycle of wedge-tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds). Students will use their scientific skills of enquiry to examine their environment and its inhabitants. They’ll foster an understanding of this unique coastal ecosystem in action.
This scientific approach is enriched through traditional Dreamtime stories that lend another deeper layer of meaning and cultural understanding.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 3 (Years 5-6)|
|Learning area||Science and Technology|
ST3-4LW-S. Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things
GE3-2. Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments
- Guided. Available on request.
$260 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.
- 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.