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Learn about the Great Barrier Reef
Reef Education Resources
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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teaching resource guide

This teaching resource guide has been designed around an inquiry-based model to assist with incorporating the 2024 Eco-challenge within the classroom. Students learn key STEAM and life skills through inquiry-based learning, and we hope this resource compliments your teaching. We have provided subject specific Australian curriculum codes (ACARA 9.0) and have provided ways to adapt this to international curriculum outcomes at the end of this document. We have also aligned this eco-challenge to 9 of the UN global sustainable development goals.

Subjects: Climate change, Ecosystems and habitats, Endangered species, Human uses on the Reef, Reef Guardians

Water Quality Investigation

During this unit, students will cover: The water cycle of coastal aquatic environments, A/biotic data collection comparing three aquatic environments, discussion of how water quality is influenced by various biotic and abiotic factors, identification of a/biotic influences on environmental conditions and impacts to the three environments.

Subjects: Ecosystems and habitats, Eye on the Reef, Reef Guardians, Water quality

Snorkeling Pool Skills Assessment

Use this snorkeling skills assessment to assess the competency of students prior to conducting aquatic practices.

Subjects: Eye on the Reef, Reef Guardians, Responsible Reef practises

Future Leaders: Eco Project

This Eco Project has been designed for students to explore the current and future issues facing the Great Barrier Reef through the lens of a future STEAM-focused role.

The aim of the project is for students to select a future job profile and showcase how they could apply their future skillset towards managing and protecting the health and longevity of the Reef.

Subjects: Climate change, Ecosystems and habitats, Endangered species, Extreme weather, Human uses on the Reef, Marine debris, Reef Guardians, Responsible Reef practises, Water quality

Assessing coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef

Discover how the Reef Authority, together with our science and management partners, assess the extent, severity and prevalence of coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef. From outer space to underwater, you will see the complex monitoring and reporting that happens before, during and after a coral bleaching event.

Subjects: Climate change, Ecosystems and habitats, Extreme weather, Reef Guardians, Responsible Reef practises

RGS Annual Reminders

Keep on track with your Reef Guardian School planning with our RGS Annual Reminders.

Subjects: Reef Guardians
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teaching resource guide

This teaching resource guide has been designed around an inquiry-based model to assist with incorporating the 2024 Eco-challenge within the classroom. Students learn key STEAM and life skills through inquiry-based learning, and we hope this resource compliments your teaching. We have provided subject specific Australian curriculum codes (ACARA 9.0) and have provided ways to adapt this to international curriculum outcomes at the end of this document. We have also aligned this eco-challenge to 9 of the UN global sustainable development goals.

Subjects: Climate change, Ecosystems and habitats, Endangered species, Human uses on the Reef, Reef Guardians

Future Leaders: Eco Project

This Eco Project has been designed for students to explore the current and future issues facing the Great Barrier Reef through the lens of a future STEAM-focused role.

The aim of the project is for students to select a future job profile and showcase how they could apply their future skillset towards managing and protecting the health and longevity of the Reef.

Subjects: Climate change, Ecosystems and habitats, Endangered species, Extreme weather, Human uses on the Reef, Marine debris, Reef Guardians, Responsible Reef practises, Water quality

Assessing coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef

Discover how the Reef Authority, together with our science and management partners, assess the extent, severity and prevalence of coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef. From outer space to underwater, you will see the complex monitoring and reporting that happens before, during and after a coral bleaching event.

Subjects: Climate change, Ecosystems and habitats, Extreme weather, Reef Guardians, Responsible Reef practises

RGS Annual Reminders

Keep on track with your Reef Guardian School planning with our RGS Annual Reminders.

Subjects: Reef Guardians

Guide on how to manage your Action Plan

This guide is to show you how to use the RGS Portal to plan and complete actions in your annual Action Plan. If you need further assistance, please contact reefguardians@gbrmpa.gov.au.

Subjects: Reef Guardians

FREE webinars - Terms 1 & 2 - 2024

An overview of the 9 FREE webinars on offer, complete with registration links, through Terms 1 and 2 of 2024.

Subjects: Ecosystems and habitats, Reef Guardians
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teaching resource guide

This teaching resource guide has been designed around an inquiry-based model to assist with incorporating the 2024 Eco-challenge within the classroom. Students learn key STEAM and life skills through inquiry-based learning, and we hope this resource compliments your teaching. We have provided subject specific Australian curriculum codes (ACARA 9.0) and have provided ways to adapt this to international curriculum outcomes at the end of this document. We have also aligned this eco-challenge to 9 of the UN global sustainable development goals.

Subjects: Climate change, Ecosystems and habitats, Endangered species, Human uses on the Reef, Reef Guardians

Water Quality Investigation

During this unit, students will cover: The water cycle of coastal aquatic environments, A/biotic data collection comparing three aquatic environments, discussion of how water quality is influenced by various biotic and abiotic factors, identification of a/biotic influences on environmental conditions and impacts to the three environments.

Subjects: Ecosystems and habitats, Eye on the Reef, Reef Guardians, Water quality

Snorkeling Pool Skills Assessment

Use this snorkeling skills assessment to assess the competency of students prior to conducting aquatic practices.

Subjects: Eye on the Reef, Reef Guardians, Responsible Reef practises

Future Leaders: Eco Project

This Eco Project has been designed for students to explore the current and future issues facing the Great Barrier Reef through the lens of a future STEAM-focused role.

The aim of the project is for students to select a future job profile and showcase how they could apply their future skillset towards managing and protecting the health and longevity of the Reef.

Subjects: Climate change, Ecosystems and habitats, Endangered species, Extreme weather, Human uses on the Reef, Marine debris, Reef Guardians, Responsible Reef practises, Water quality

Assessing coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef

Discover how the Reef Authority, together with our science and management partners, assess the extent, severity and prevalence of coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef. From outer space to underwater, you will see the complex monitoring and reporting that happens before, during and after a coral bleaching event.

Subjects: Climate change, Ecosystems and habitats, Extreme weather, Reef Guardians, Responsible Reef practises

RGS Annual Reminders

Keep on track with your Reef Guardian School planning with our RGS Annual Reminders.

Subjects: Reef Guardians
Showing 6 of 93 results

teaching resource guide

This teaching resource guide has been designed around an inquiry-based model to assist with incorporating the 2024 Eco-challenge within the classroom. Students learn key STEAM and life skills through inquiry-based learning, and we hope this resource compliments your teaching. We have provided subject specific Australian curriculum codes (ACARA 9.0) and have provided ways to adapt this to international curriculum outcomes at the end of this document. We have also aligned this eco-challenge to 9 of the UN global sustainable development goals.

Subjects: Climate change, Ecosystems and habitats, Endangered species, Human uses on the Reef, Reef Guardians

Water Quality Investigation

During this unit, students will cover: The water cycle of coastal aquatic environments, A/biotic data collection comparing three aquatic environments, discussion of how water quality is influenced by various biotic and abiotic factors, identification of a/biotic influences on environmental conditions and impacts to the three environments.

Subjects: Ecosystems and habitats, Eye on the Reef, Reef Guardians, Water quality

Snorkeling Pool Skills Assessment

Use this snorkeling skills assessment to assess the competency of students prior to conducting aquatic practices.

Subjects: Eye on the Reef, Reef Guardians, Responsible Reef practises

Future Leaders: Eco Project

This Eco Project has been designed for students to explore the current and future issues facing the Great Barrier Reef through the lens of a future STEAM-focused role.

The aim of the project is for students to select a future job profile and showcase how they could apply their future skillset towards managing and protecting the health and longevity of the Reef.

Subjects: Climate change, Ecosystems and habitats, Endangered species, Extreme weather, Human uses on the Reef, Marine debris, Reef Guardians, Responsible Reef practises, Water quality

Assessing coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef

Discover how the Reef Authority, together with our science and management partners, assess the extent, severity and prevalence of coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef. From outer space to underwater, you will see the complex monitoring and reporting that happens before, during and after a coral bleaching event.

Subjects: Climate change, Ecosystems and habitats, Extreme weather, Reef Guardians, Responsible Reef practises

RGS Annual Reminders

Keep on track with your Reef Guardian School planning with our RGS Annual Reminders.

Subjects: Reef Guardians