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Brewongle Environmental Education Centre

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Geography - The earth's environment

Welcome to the Tawny Tragedy Excursion page. We need you to learn all about a special bird called a 'Tawny Frogmouth' so you can help us solve a mystery!

Sadly, we have a had a death in our wildlife family here at Brewongle and we need you to help us solve the crime.

We’ve developed a worksheet to help you conduct your investigations:

Maximum 6 classes or 180 students.


Nature Detective Application

The Tawny Tragedy program includes a nature detective component. Students complete the nature detective application form (pre-assessment task) prior to the pre-visit tasks on pages 2-4 of the worksheet.  After attending the excursion and solving a Tawny Tragedy, students complete a final nature detective task (post-assessment) either on the excursion day at Brewongle or back at school. Their nature detective certificates will then be sent to the school. 

Please read the Police Report in your worksheet to establish the facts of the case and answer the Tawny Tragedy Pre-Visit Questions on your worksheet.

Watch the video below, and use the provided links to answer the Pre-Visit Questions on your worksheet.

After you’ve visited Brewongle and conducted investigations to solve the case, we’d like you to help us save other native animals by completing the Tawny Tragedy Post Visit Activities. These are things you can do at school and at home which will really help protect Tawny Frogmouths and other native animals in their habitat.

Program feedback

"The day was a full inquiry from beginning to end where students did the research and came up with conclusions themselves"