Education is a core activity for Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre, and we have hosted hundreds of visits by primary and secondary schools, as well as tertiary institutions.

Enquire about our educational visits here.


A school visit to the centre includes an interpretative talk covering any of the following themes:

bird basics and biology
the nature of estuaries
shorebird ecology and migration
related conservation issues.

This talk is followed by an excursion into the field with the use of binoculars and spotting scopes included.

Education Kit 2016

Launched at the end of 2015 Shorebirds of Pukorokoro Miranda is an educational resource for Year 0-8 designed to match the modern curriculum. It includes background material, guides for teachers planning a visit and suggested activities.

For more information about what programmes we offer Year 0-8 click here.