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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 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

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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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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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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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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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Indigenous Ranger Training on the Reef Watch

A video explaining Indigenous Reef Ranger training. This ranger training aims to cross-pollinate traditional knowledge with Western science to protect Indigenous heritage values and ultimately, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

  • Indigenous use
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Indigenous Rangers on the Reef Watch

This video explains the Indigenous rangers program. It is a nationally-accredited training course by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. It provides rangers with the skills to ensure Marine Park users comply with its rules and traditional lore.

  • Indigenous use
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Meet the Yuku Baja Muliku Junior Rangers Watch

A video explaining the Yuku Baja Muliku Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement and their Junior Rangers from Far North Queensland.

  • Indigenous use
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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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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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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
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Keeping an Eye on the Reef Watch

Live panel discussion about the Eye on the Reef monitoring and assessment program and what we do with all the data contributed.

  • Eye on the Reef
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Controlling crown-of-thorns starfish Watch

Live panel discussion on how we manage outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish and how you can get involved.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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Taking a social ecological approach to science for management Watch

Live panel discussion exploring how we consider the social benefits and impacts to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Protecting Reef biodiversity Watch

Live panel discussion on some of the amazing biodiversity found on the Great Barrier Reef and how we work to protect this variety of life!

  • Endangered species
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Enhancing Reef compliance Watch

In this live panel discussion, colleagues from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Intelligence, Compliance and Field Operations team discuss how we undertake surveillance, act on reports of illegal activity and enforce penalties for offences.

  • Responsible Reef practises
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