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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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The 2022 Youth Response Conference was hosted by Pimlico State High School at the James Cook University campus in Townsville. The conference brought together over 15 industry expert organizations, 17 staff members from 14 schools and over 100 students from QLD, VIC, NSW, and SA.

The Reef Education team recently traveled to Picnic Bay in Magnetic Island to train Apex Camps staff members in using the Be a Marine Biologist for a Day suite of educational resources.

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FREE Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef virtual learning experiences

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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!
Click on the tabs or apply filters to browse through the resources by year level and topic.
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Reef School image from ABC
ABC Reef School Watch now

Welcome to Reef School, where every day is an underwater adventure! Join the little Reefies and their teacher Mr Flip as they discover the extraordinary wonders of an imaginary Australian coral reef. Watch now on ABC iView or the ABC Kids app. Cast: Emma Watkins, Tony Armstrong, Courtney Act, Uncle Jack Charles

  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • Endangered species
Reef Education Flyer Front Cover
Reef Education Flyer Open

Reef Education Flyer - Learn about the Great Barrier Reef through our education programs and resources.

  • Reef Guardians
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Discovery Workshop Information for Teachers Open

2023 Reef Guardian School Discovery Workshop Information for Teachers package

  • Reef Guardians
Traditional Owner Video
Traditional Owners' Reef StoryWatch

A story about the Traditional Custodians of the Great Barrier Reef, created by the Reef 2050 Traditional Owner working group.

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • First Nations peoples
  • Responsible Reef practises
Career on the Reef Flyer
Careers on the Reef Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Careers on the Reef". The Reef Education team can deliver a range of virtual learning experiences, which all link to the Australian Curriculum, using Zoom meeting room or webinar platforms.

  • Reef Guardians
  • Human uses on the Reef
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Reef School image from ABC
ABC Reef School Watch now

Welcome to Reef School, where every day is an underwater adventure! Join the little Reefies and their teacher Mr Flip as they discover the extraordinary wonders of an imaginary Australian coral reef. Watch now on ABC iView or the ABC Kids app. Cast: Emma Watkins, Tony Armstrong, Courtney Act, Uncle Jack Charles

  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • Endangered species
Reef Education Flyer Front Cover
Reef Education Flyer Open

Reef Education Flyer - Learn about the Great Barrier Reef through our education programs and resources.

  • Reef Guardians
Image of Discovery Course Information for Teachers
Discovery Workshop Information for Teachers Open

2023 Reef Guardian School Discovery Workshop Information for Teachers package

  • Reef Guardians
Traditional Owner Video
Traditional Owners' Reef Story Watch

A story about the Traditional Custodians of the Great Barrier Reef, created by the Reef 2050 Traditional Owner working group.

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • First Nations peoples
  • Responsible Reef practises
Turtle Connections VLE Flyer
Turtle Connections Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Turtle Connections". The Reef Education team can deliver a range of virtual learning experiences, which all link to the Australian Curriculum, using Zoom meeting room or webinar platforms.

  • Endangered species
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Reef Education Flyer Front Cover
Reef Education Flyer Open

Reef Education Flyer - Learn about the Great Barrier Reef through our education programs and resources.

  • Reef Guardians
Image of Discovery Course Information for Teachers
Discovery Workshop Information for Teachers Open

2023 Reef Guardian School Discovery Workshop Information for Teachers package

  • Reef Guardians
Traditional Owner Video
Traditional Owners' Reef Story Watch

A story about the Traditional Custodians of the Great Barrier Reef, created by the Reef 2050 Traditional Owner working group.

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • First Nations peoples
  • Responsible Reef practises
Career on the Reef Flyer
Careers on the Reef Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Careers on the Reef". The Reef Education team can deliver a range of virtual learning experiences, which all link to the Australian Curriculum, using Zoom meeting room or webinar platforms.

  • Reef Guardians
  • Human uses on the Reef
Turtle Connections VLE Flyer
Turtle Connections Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Turtle Connections". The Reef Education team can deliver a range of virtual learning experiences, which all link to the Australian Curriculum, using Zoom meeting room or webinar platforms.

  • Endangered species
Showing 71 results
Reef Education Flyer Front Cover
Reef Education Flyer Open

Reef Education Flyer - Learn about the Great Barrier Reef through our education programs and resources.

  • Reef Guardians
Image of Discovery Course Information for Teachers
Discovery Workshop Information for Teachers Open

2023 Reef Guardian School Discovery Workshop Information for Teachers package

  • Reef Guardians
Traditional Owner Video
Traditional Owners' Reef Story Watch

A story about the Traditional Custodians of the Great Barrier Reef, created by the Reef 2050 Traditional Owner working group.

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • First Nations peoples
  • Responsible Reef practises
Career on the Reef Flyer
Careers on the Reef Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Careers on the Reef". The Reef Education team can deliver a range of virtual learning experiences, which all link to the Australian Curriculum, using Zoom meeting room or webinar platforms.

  • Reef Guardians
  • Human uses on the Reef
Turtle Connections VLE Flyer
Turtle Connections Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Turtle Connections". The Reef Education team can deliver a range of virtual learning experiences, which all link to the Australian Curriculum, using Zoom meeting room or webinar platforms.

  • Endangered species
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