Reef Beat is a curriculum-based education program for students developed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA).
The charter of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Education Unit is to deliver education programs and activities about the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and World Heritage Area throughout Australia. To meet this charter, the Education Unit has developed a range of new programs and educational activities, such as Reef Beat, that deliver key GBRMPA messages.
Reef Beat is aimed at Years 5 to 9 and classes can become involved in the program by contacting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) at the details below.
The feature articles and educational activities from both the 2003 and 2004 Reef Beat series will:
- Expose students to the Great Barrier Reef and their local catchment areas
- Develop opportunities to enable the protection, wise use and understanding of the Great Barrier Reef
- Develop greater knowledge about and appreciation of the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Barrier Reef Catchment Area
- Develop independent reading skills
- Develop vocabulary about the Great Barrier Reef
- Enhance comprehension about the Great Barrier Reef and catchment areas
- Develop creative and critical thinking skills in relation to Great Barrier Reef and catchment issues.
The feature articles can be printed, cut, marked on and pasted by even very young students. While for older students they help to develop independent reading skills, improve vocabulary, enhance comprehension and critical thinking and increase their knowledge about the Great Barrier Reef.
For enquiries about the 'Reef Beat' series please contact:
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Phone: (07) 4750 0700