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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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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!
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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
  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • Marine debris
  • Responsible Reef practises
  • Human uses 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
  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • Extreme weather
  • Responsible Reef practises
  • Water quality
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Keeping an Eye on the ReefWatch

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 starfishWatch

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 managementWatch

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

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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.

  • First Nations peoples
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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.

  • First Nations peoples
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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.

  • First Nations peoples
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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.

  • First Nations peoples
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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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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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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.

  • First Nations peoples
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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.

  • First Nations peoples
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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.

  • First Nations peoples
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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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Actions to address climate change Watch

Live webinar from National Science Week 2020, our colleagues from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority discuss our position on Climate Change, how caring for the Reef is a shared responsibility and what we are doing to build Reef resilience with our actions.

  • Climate change
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Why is science important to us? Watch

Live panel discussion as part of National Science Week 2020, we asked three of our colleagues at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to share how they came to love science, what they love about the Marine Park and what they do in their jobs today to help protect the Reef.

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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.

  • Human uses 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.

  • Human uses on the Reef
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