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Muttonbirds by moonlight
Stage 6 (Years 11-12), Geography, Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
Muttonbirds by Moonlight is an Ecosystems at risk school excursion on Muttonbird Island, a nesting rookery for wedgetail shearwaters, for Stage 6 (Years 11-12) students focusing on Geography.
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This field trip is designed to complement a case study of a particular ecosystem at risk. It provides an opportunity to observe Muttonbird Island and its nesting rookery for thousands of wedge-tailed shearwaters.
Students can explore the geographical location and extent, and the effects on it of biophysical interactions, human impacts, and contemporary management practices.
It also provides an opportunity to question a representative of the management authority about the Cultural and global significance of the site, possible future impacts, and strategies for managing these.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 6 (Years 11-12)|
GE-11-01. Examines places, environments and natural and human phenomena, for their characteristics, spatial patterns, interactions and changes over time
GE-11-02. Explains geographical processes and influences, at a range of scales, that form and transform places and environments
GE-11-03. Explains geographical opportunities and challenges, and varying perspectives and responses
GE-11-04. Assesses responses and management strategies, at a range of scales, for sustainability
GE-12-02. Analyses geographical processes and influences, at a range of scales, that form and transform places and environments
GE-12-03. Assesses geographical opportunities and challenges, and the role of varying perspectives and responses in their management
GE-12-04. Evaluates responses and management strategies, at a range of scales, for sustainability
By arrangement. Only available between August and April when the shearwaters are present on the island.
$290 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.
- 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.