'The Flock' education resource

Next date: Sunday, 25 October 2020 | 05:00 AM to Monday, 08 February 2021 | 11:59 PM

Education resource

Artist Kate Gorringe-Smith has developed an on-going, international project called 

‘The Overwintering Project’.

The project aims to raise awareness about migratory shorebirds and their habitat.

‘The Flock’ is a creative way for your school or community group to be involved in this project. 

The Overwintering Project exhibition will be on display at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery 18 Dec 2020 - 6 Feb 2021

Join The Flock

  • We have created a PDF for you to learn about who the migratory shorebirds are and where they live.

 'Migratory shorebirds are the little brown birds that you might see

out of the corner of your eye as you walk along the beach.'

  • Find inside activities to help you understand what the migratory shorebirds look like, what they eat and where they live and travel.   
  • You will consider your habitat - where you live and what you need to survive.
  • Use your observation skills to find birds in your own environment.
  • Includes Australian curriculum links
  • Using the template link below, create your own migratory shorebirds and join The Flock.
  • Decorate your birds and photograph them in the habitat you create for them. 
  • Don't forget to photograph your Flock and share your photos with us. 

Download The Flock information, activities and instructions PDF here(PDF, 3MB)

Download The Flock template(PDF, 447KB)

Share photos of your Flock in their habitat on social media using the hashtag #FlockOz, in our facebook group craft@home (where we can enjoy socially distanced fun) or email them to the Gallery. 



  • Wednesday, 14 October 2020 | 12:00 AM - Monday, 08 February 2021 | 11:59 PM

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