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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.

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The Great Barrier Reef is home to a tremendous diversity of marine life, and this presentation will introduce you to a selection of amazing reef creatures.

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The 2022 Eco Challenge is open to all Reef Guardian Schools and schools round the world!

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

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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!
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2022 Student Eco Challenge Handbook
2022 Eco Challenge Handbook Open

In this handbook you will find all the instructions for the 2022 Eco Challenge. The new Reef Guardian Schools Eco Challenge aims to build student capacity for eco-entrepreneurship, inquiry learning, real-world problem solving, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) innovation. The focus of the challenge is for students to explore the current and future issues facing the Great Barrier Reef and its connected ecosystems, and work together to develop an eco-friendly idea that could help protect the Reef for future generations.

  • Reef Guardians
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Mantis Shrimp at Reef HQ AquariumWatch

Watch to learn more about these marine crustaceans.

  • Coastal ecosystems, habitats
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Master Reef Guides Masterclass 2022Watch

Learn what a Master Reef Guide can do to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Eye on the Reef
  • Responsible Reef practises
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What is the Reef Health snapshotWatch

Gain an understanding of many agencies working together to monitor and help conserve the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Climate change
  • Coastal ecosystems, habitats
  • Responsible Reef practises
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How to use Eye on the Reef appWatch

Wanting to learn more about the Eye on the Reef App and how to use it?

  • Eye on the Reef
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2022 Student Eco Challenge Handbook
2022 Eco Challenge Handbook Open

In this handbook you will find all the instructions for the 2022 Eco Challenge. The new Reef Guardian Schools Eco Challenge aims to build student capacity for eco-entrepreneurship, inquiry learning, real-world problem solving, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) innovation. The focus of the challenge is for students to explore the current and future issues facing the Great Barrier Reef and its connected ecosystems, and work together to develop an eco-friendly idea that could help protect the Reef for future generations.

  • Reef Guardians
image of a mantis shrimp
Mantis Shrimp at Reef HQ Aquarium Watch

Watch to learn more about these marine crustaceans.

  • Coastal ecosystems, habitats
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These students are living and learning on the Reef Watch

Meet 'Milla and Ziggy' as they explore the Great Barrier Reef region.

  • Climate change
  • Coastal ecosystems, habitats
  • Marine debris
  • Responsible Reef practises
  • Tourism on the Reef
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What is the Great Barrier Reef Marine Monitoring Program? Watch

Watch this video to get a better understanding of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Monitoring Program.

  • Climate change
  • Coastal ecosystems, habitats
  • Extreme weather
  • Responsible Reef practises
  • Water quality
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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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2022 Student Eco Challenge Handbook
2022 Eco Challenge Handbook Open

In this handbook you will find all the instructions for the 2022 Eco Challenge. The new Reef Guardian Schools Eco Challenge aims to build student capacity for eco-entrepreneurship, inquiry learning, real-world problem solving, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) innovation. The focus of the challenge is for students to explore the current and future issues facing the Great Barrier Reef and its connected ecosystems, and work together to develop an eco-friendly idea that could help protect the Reef for future generations.

  • Reef Guardians
image of a mantis shrimp
Mantis Shrimp at Reef HQ Aquarium Watch

Watch to learn more about these marine crustaceans.

  • Coastal ecosystems, habitats
video thumbnail
Master Reef Guides Masterclass 2022 Watch

Learn what a Master Reef Guide can do to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Eye on the Reef
  • Responsible Reef practises
video thumbnail
What is the Reef Health snapshot Watch

Gain an understanding of many agencies working together to monitor and help conserve the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Climate change
  • Coastal ecosystems, habitats
  • Responsible Reef practises
video thumbnail
How to use Eye on the Reef app Watch

Wanting to learn more about the Eye on the Reef App and how to use it?

  • Eye on the Reef
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2022 Student Eco Challenge Handbook
2022 Eco Challenge Handbook Open

In this handbook you will find all the instructions for the 2022 Eco Challenge. The new Reef Guardian Schools Eco Challenge aims to build student capacity for eco-entrepreneurship, inquiry learning, real-world problem solving, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) innovation. The focus of the challenge is for students to explore the current and future issues facing the Great Barrier Reef and its connected ecosystems, and work together to develop an eco-friendly idea that could help protect the Reef for future generations.

  • Reef Guardians
image of a mantis shrimp
Mantis Shrimp at Reef HQ Aquarium Watch

Watch to learn more about these marine crustaceans.

  • Coastal ecosystems, habitats
video thumbnail
Master Reef Guides Masterclass 2022 Watch

Learn what a Master Reef Guide can do to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Eye on the Reef
  • Responsible Reef practises
video thumbnail
What is the Reef Health snapshot Watch

Gain an understanding of many agencies working together to monitor and help conserve the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Climate change
  • Coastal ecosystems, habitats
  • Responsible Reef practises
video thumbnail
How to use Eye on the Reef app Watch

Wanting to learn more about the Eye on the Reef App and how to use it?

  • Eye on the Reef
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