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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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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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Don't let your litter bug our ReefWatch

We all have a part to play reducing marine debris across the Great Barrier Reef. Plastic bags, discarded fishing gear, plastic and glass bottles, rubber thongs, aerosols and drink cans can harm wildlife and pose a navigational hazard.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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Going fishing? How zoning helps hook you a catch. Watch

A video explaining how zoning works and how it can help you catch fish.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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Exploring the Reef's historic heritageWatch

Meet Pete Illidge — our maritime archaeologist who is passionate about exploring the historic heritage of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Practical training for Indigenous Rangers to respond to incidents in the Great Barrier ReefWatch

Video of the training delivered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Training provided a unique opportunity for Traditional Owners to guide government bodies on how to respond to incidents using a broad range of considerations including cultural heritage.

  • Indigenous use
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Indigenous Ranger compliance trainingWatch

Video showing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) delivered the nationally recognised Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance) to 28 Indigenous rangers at the Yuku Baja Muliku Ranger Base south of Cooktown.

  • Indigenous use
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Growing up on the Reef Watch

A curriculum-linked presentation explaining life-cycles on the Great Barrier Reef.

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How Lucky the Turtle Got Her Name Watch

A a video of a puppetshow about a young turtle growing up and finding her name.

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Creature Feature Playlist Watch

A series of videos describing a few animals that live on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Climate Change Animation Playlist Watch

A series of animated videos depicting what climate change is, coral bleaching, ocean acidification, and the impacts of climate change.

  • Climate change
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GBRMPA Teaching Units - Let's go fishing: Year 6 Australian Science curriculum focus View/Open

In this unit, students will investigate fish species and their survival needs. They will explore the habitats in which they live and identify how changes to the physical conditions of the habitat e.g. by pollution, can affect the growth and survival of fish. Students will identify fishing rules and investigate sustainable fishing practices. Students will use their knowledge about fish growth and survival to inform decisions about fishing and sustainable fishing practices.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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Our field management team: on the frontline Watch

A video showcasing the work of our field management team in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The field management program is a joint initiative of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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Traditional Use of Marine Resource Agreements Watch

The Marine Park Authority and Traditional Owners are working together to integrate modern marine park management and traditional knowledge to protect this irreplaceable iconic World Heritage Area. This video explains these partnerships.

  • Indigenous use
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Yirrganydji Traditional use of Marine Resources Agreement Watch

Video explaining the Yirrganydji Traditional use of Marine Resources Agreement and the projects they are undertaking.

  • Indigenous use
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Lama Lama Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement Watch

A video about the Lama Lama Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement (TUMRA) that covers Sea Country which extends from Princess Charlotte Bay to the Normanby River, a rugged and breathtakingly beautiful part of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Indigenous use
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Here's how you can protect the Great Barrier Reef Watch

A video explaining how your actions can help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Climate change
  • Responsible Reef practises
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Don't let your litter bug our Reef Watch

We all have a part to play reducing marine debris across the Great Barrier Reef. Plastic bags, discarded fishing gear, plastic and glass bottles, rubber thongs, aerosols and drink cans can harm wildlife and pose a navigational hazard.

  • Responsible Reef practises
Resource photo
Going fishing? How zoning helps hook you a catch. Watch

A video explaining how zoning works and how it can help you catch fish.

  • Responsible Reef practises
Resource photo
Exploring the Reef's historic heritage Watch

Meet Pete Illidge — our maritime archaeologist who is passionate about exploring the historic heritage of the Great Barrier Reef.

Resource photo
Practical training for Indigenous Rangers to respond to incidents in the Great Barrier Reef Watch

Video of the training delivered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Training provided a unique opportunity for Traditional Owners to guide government bodies on how to respond to incidents using a broad range of considerations including cultural heritage.

  • Indigenous use
Resource photo
Indigenous Ranger compliance training Watch

Video showing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) delivered the nationally recognised Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance) to 28 Indigenous rangers at the Yuku Baja Muliku Ranger Base south of Cooktown.

  • Indigenous use
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