The Flock Educational Resource Pack

Education resource

Artist Kate Gorringe-Smith has developed The Overwintering Project, an on-going international project aimed at raising awareness about migratory shorebirds and their habitat. The Overwintering Project exhibition will be on display at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery until 6 Feb 2021. 

To support this exhibition and provide a creative way for your school or community group to be involved in this project, we have developed ‘The Flock’ educational resource.

Join The Flock

  • 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 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.

Download The Flock information, activities and instruction booklet(PDF, 3MB)

Make your Flock

  • Make your Flock at home or at the Gallery until 30 January (no bookings required).
  • Using the template below, create your own migratory shorebirds and join The Flock.
  • Decorate your birds and photograph them in the habitat you create for them. 

Download The Flock template(PDF, 447KB)

Share your Flock

  • 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. 
  • Your Flock will be displayed during the exhibition in the Learning Space Gallery.


If you are unable to download the templates and activity booklet, you can collect them from the Gallery.


Burnie Regional Art Gallery
03 6430 5875

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