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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.

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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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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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Actions to address climate changeWatch

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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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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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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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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A new kind of sea star: how we're helping rehabilitate Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef Watch

A video explaining reef stars. Using hexagonal-shaped, metal frames called MARRS Reef Stars and thousands of live coral fragments, Neil and the team, in partnership with Queensland National Parks, are working to regenerate the Reef.

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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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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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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.

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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 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.

  • First Nations peoples
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