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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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Marine debris is a growing environmental problem and is a major threat to health of the Great Barrier Reef. This session will illustrate how you might engage your students to undertake a clean-up and litter audit, before developing a source reduction plan.

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 Great Barrier Reef has an amazing diversity of marine life that calls it home. The same is true for the array of different careers the Reef supports. Join the Reef Education team (science graduates) for a look at some opportunities that an education in the sciences may open up for you.

Do your students have an innovative, eco-friendly idea to help protect the Great Barrier Reef? It could be a sustainable product, service, app, or technology that is used in your school, home, or local community.

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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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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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These students are living and learning on the ReefWatch

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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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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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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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
video thumbnail
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
Showing 61 results
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
video thumbnail
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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