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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!
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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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Protecting Reef biodiversityWatch

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 complianceWatch

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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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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Growing up on the Reef Watch

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

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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.

  • Indigenous use
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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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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.

  • 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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