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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.
- School excursion inquiries - North Coast
- 02 6657 2309
- 02 6657 2145
- in Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or scientific research.