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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 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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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
Management of the Reef Flyer
Management of the Reef Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Management of the Great Barrier 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.

  • Responsible Reef practises
Growing up on the reef flyer
Growing up on the Reef Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Life cycles and Growing up 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.

  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • Endangered species
Creature Features flyer
Creatures and their Features Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Creatures and their Features". 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.

  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • Endangered species
  • Eye on the Reef
Dugong feeding
Living things on the Reef VLE program flyer Open

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Growing up on the reef flyer
Growing up on the Reef Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Life cycles and Growing up 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.

  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • Endangered species
Creature Features flyer
Creatures and their Features Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Creatures and their Features". 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.

  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • Endangered species
  • Eye on the Reef
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.

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Management of the Reef Flyer
Management of the Reef Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Management of the Great Barrier 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.

  • Responsible Reef practises
Creature Features flyer
Creatures and their Features Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Creatures and their Features". 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.

  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • Endangered species
  • Eye on the Reef
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

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Management of the Reef Flyer
Management of the Reef Flyer Open

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a Reef Education Virtual Learning Experience featuring "Management of the Great Barrier 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.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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.

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