Teachers' kit - Rookery Roundabout
This teachers' kit assists teachers, primary and secondary students to better understand both the natural and cultural significance of Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve and the ongoing management issues it faces. It has been developed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to provide a high quality and engaging educational resource.
It offers comprehensive teaching and learning materials for Stage 1, 2 and 3 HSIE and Science and Technology, including units 'The Need for Shelter', 'Wet and Dry Environments' and 'What is a National Park?'.
The kit also outlines educational services provided by our popular Aboriginal Discovery Rangers, and local field studies of the island are encouraged.
This teachers' kit includes:
Rookery roundabout part one - a teacher resource booklet. This beautifully illustrated and researched booklet can be downloaded as one PDF document in either high resolution (17.1MB PDF) or low resolution (3.3MB PDF), OR in three sections:
Each of these three sections includes information and associated worksheets for printing.
Rookery Roundabout part two - flip cards simply and beautifully depict the annual wedge-tailed shearwater life-cycle on Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. They are available in either high resolution (34.58MB PDF) or low resolution (2.33MB PDF).
- Vegetation maps of weed distribution on the island
- Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve map from the plan of management (196 KB PDF).
National park excursion information:
In addition, a 15 minute educational film that describes the Gumbaynggirr connection to, and significance of, Giidany Miirlarl (Muttonbird Island) and Boonyoon Miirral is available on DVD from the NPWS Coffs Harbour office. The stories are told by the Garlambirla Guyuu Girrwaa (Coffs Elders Group). Speakers are Uncle Tony Flanders, Uncle Ken Craig, Auntie Gloria Phillips and Auntie Marie Tarplee.
This teachers' kit was developed by NPWS Discovery for Schools staff in the North Coast region, to support schools participating in the Discovery for Schools excursion program.
Page last updated: 19 July 2011