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Muttonbirds by moonlight
Stage 6 (Years 11-12), Geography, Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
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.
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Students learn about the ecology of this far-travelling sea bird and identify issues that place this ecosystem at risk. This is a very significant cultural site for the Gumbaynggirr People and students will gain unique insights into the cultural connections between the island, its nesting birds and Aboriginal culture.
Geography: Ecosystems at Risk.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 6 (Years 11-12)|
|Key learning area||Geography|
By arrangement. Only available between August and April when the shearwaters are present on the island.
- Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
- 1hr 30min
$265 per group (includes GST). Maximum 20 students per group. For groups over 20 conditions apply.
- 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.