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Welcome to the ReefED!

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 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.

Reef Education team and Apex staff training day

FREE Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef virtual learning experiences

FREE - Turtle Connections virtual learning experiences

Picture of Green Sea Turtle

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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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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Sea turtle hatchlings
Life cycles and growing up on the Reef VLE program flyer Open

Rhinoceros sea star
Creatures and their features VLE program flyer Open

Dugong feeding
Living things on the Reef VLE program flyer Open

Image collage of various Reef creatures
Classification of Reef Creatures VLE program flyer Open

Crown-of-thorns starfish and Giant Triton snail
Ecosystems and Reef Relationships VLE program flyer Open

Ecosystems and Reef Relationships virtual learning experience - program overview and outline

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Dugong feeding
Living things on the Reef VLE program flyer Open

Reef biodiversity
Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef VLE program flyer Open

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef virtual learning experience - program overview and outline

Reef Babies Education Resource
Reef Babies Open

A series of printable worksheet activities designed for students to learn about animal reproduction on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Reef Guardians
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 Aquarium Watch

Watch to learn more about these marine crustaceans.

  • Coastal ecosystems, habitats
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Rhinoceros sea star
Creatures and their features VLE program flyer Open

Image collage of various Reef creatures
Classification of Reef Creatures VLE program flyer Open

Crown-of-thorns starfish and Giant Triton snail
Ecosystems and Reef Relationships VLE program flyer Open

Ecosystems and Reef Relationships virtual learning experience - program overview and outline

Coral bleaching impact
Reefs at Risk VLE program flyer Open

Reefs at Risk virtual learning experience - program overview and outline

Reef biodiversity
Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef VLE program flyer Open

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef virtual learning experience - program overview and outline

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Image collage of various Reef creatures
Classification of Reef Creatures VLE program flyer Open

Coral bleaching impact
Reefs at Risk VLE program flyer Open

Reefs at Risk virtual learning experience - program overview and outline

Reef biodiversity
Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef VLE program flyer Open

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef virtual learning experience - program overview and outline

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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