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A one stop shop for all things Great Barrier Reef Education.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and its national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef, Reef HQ Aquarium, offer an extensive range of educational resources and programs. These resources are curriculum-linked for all year levels, from early learning to grade 12.

Scroll down to access these educational resources.

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Monday 23 May, commencing 11:00am (AEST)

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You may be chillin' with friends and family these Easter holidays, but it's important not to relax while out on the water and remain responsible to protect marine life.

Get the facts from the Reef Authority's Chief Scientist Dr David Wachenfeld as he explains exactly what coral bleaching is and isn't. Get the facts here: https://bit.ly/3tPasjc

Despite the fact that summer is now over a month behind us, the coral bleaching event, and our understanding of it, are still unfolding. The Reef Authority is working with partners to prioritise a sub-set of reefs for ongoing in-water surveys.

Explore educational resources
Our education resources cover a range of topics to teach and learn about the Great Barrier Reef including climate change, sea country connection, sustainability, wetlands, threats to the Reef, biodiversity. Below you can find resources, including our Reef Beat poster series, science unit plans, student activity sheets, videos and much more!
Click on the tabs or apply filters to browse through the resources by year level and topic.
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Keeping an Eye on the ReefWatch

Live panel discussion about the Eye on the Reef monitoring and assessment program and what we do with all the data contributed.

  • Eye on the Reef
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Controlling crown-of-thorns starfishWatch

Live panel discussion on how we manage outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish and how you can get involved.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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Taking a social ecological approach to science for managementWatch

Live panel discussion exploring how we consider the social benefits and impacts to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Protecting Reef biodiversityWatch

Live panel discussion on some of the amazing biodiversity found on the Great Barrier Reef and how we work to protect this variety of life!

  • Endangered species
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Enhancing Reef complianceWatch

In this live panel discussion, colleagues from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Intelligence, Compliance and Field Operations team discuss how we undertake surveillance, act on reports of illegal activity and enforce penalties for offences.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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What does it mean to be a Master Reef Guide? Watch

Master Reef Guides are recognised as the world’s leading reef guides, interpreters and story tellers sharing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. These reef ambassadors can provide up-to-date information on the Reef, share stories of the magical World Heritage Area, and explain what you can do to make a difference.

  • Tourism on the Reef
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Coral spawning-this is the most important event of the year for the Great Barrier Reef Watch

Video of one of the most spectacular events on the Great Barrier Reef, the annual synchronised spawning of corals.

  • Tourism on the Reef
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Don't let your litter bug our Reef Watch

We all have a part to play reducing marine debris across the Great Barrier Reef. Plastic bags, discarded fishing gear, plastic and glass bottles, rubber thongs, aerosols and drink cans can harm wildlife and pose a navigational hazard.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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Going fishing? How zoning helps hook you a catch. Watch

A video explaining how zoning works and how it can help you catch fish.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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Indigenous Ranger Training on the Reef Watch

A video explaining Indigenous Reef Ranger training. This ranger training aims to cross-pollinate traditional knowledge with Western science to protect Indigenous heritage values and ultimately, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

  • Indigenous use
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What does it mean to be a Master Reef Guide? Watch

Master Reef Guides are recognised as the world’s leading reef guides, interpreters and story tellers sharing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. These reef ambassadors can provide up-to-date information on the Reef, share stories of the magical World Heritage Area, and explain what you can do to make a difference.

  • Tourism on the Reef
Resource photo
Coral spawning-this is the most important event of the year for the Great Barrier Reef Watch

Video of one of the most spectacular events on the Great Barrier Reef, the annual synchronised spawning of corals.

  • Tourism on the Reef
Resource photo
Don't let your litter bug our Reef Watch

We all have a part to play reducing marine debris across the Great Barrier Reef. Plastic bags, discarded fishing gear, plastic and glass bottles, rubber thongs, aerosols and drink cans can harm wildlife and pose a navigational hazard.

  • Responsible Reef practises
Resource photo
Going fishing? How zoning helps hook you a catch. Watch

A video explaining how zoning works and how it can help you catch fish.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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Practical training for Indigenous Rangers to respond to incidents in the Great Barrier Reef Watch

Video of the training delivered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Training provided a unique opportunity for Traditional Owners to guide government bodies on how to respond to incidents using a broad range of considerations including cultural heritage.

  • Indigenous use
Showing 55 results
Resource photo
Keeping an Eye on the Reef Watch

Live panel discussion about the Eye on the Reef monitoring and assessment program and what we do with all the data contributed.

  • Eye on the Reef
Resource photo
Controlling crown-of-thorns starfish Watch

Live panel discussion on how we manage outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish and how you can get involved.

  • Responsible Reef practises
Resource photo
Taking a social ecological approach to science for management Watch

Live panel discussion exploring how we consider the social benefits and impacts to the Great Barrier Reef.

Resource photo
Protecting Reef biodiversity Watch

Live panel discussion on some of the amazing biodiversity found on the Great Barrier Reef and how we work to protect this variety of life!

  • Endangered species
Resource photo
Enhancing Reef compliance Watch

In this live panel discussion, colleagues from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Intelligence, Compliance and Field Operations team discuss how we undertake surveillance, act on reports of illegal activity and enforce penalties for offences.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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