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Reef Videoconferencing - Reef HQ

Reef Videoconferencing

'Taking the Great Barrier Reef live into your classroom'

Wherever you are in the world, experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Videoconferencing. During this underwater fact-finding mission, your classroom will be transported to the Coral Reef and Predator exhibits at Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville, Australia.

State-of-the-art technology unlocks unique teaching and learning experiences, including information delivered live by a scuba diver. Videoconferencing is a tool that allows users to see and hear the person they are communicating with. It is exciting, stimulating, easy to use and a great way to involve students in learning about the Great Barrier Reef.

Reef Videoconferencing is very different from other multimedia resources, such as video recordings or television presentations, because they are live and interactive.  Reef Videoconferencing can be facilitated nationally and internationally and has won multiple international awards:

  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Polycom Best International Content Provider - Teachers' Favourite Award. 
  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Pinnacle Award from the "Centre for Interactive Learning Collaborations" - Voted by teachers from across the USA.

Find out more about Reef HQ Aquarium's Reef Videoconferencing Program

You can also embark on a virtual excursion to the Reef HQ Aquarium Turtle Hospital, with our Turtle Connections Videoconferencing Program.

Reef Video conferencing is proudly brought to you by Polycom state of the art videoconferencing technology.

Reef Videoconferencing Testimonial: 'The Reef HQ hook-up was a huge success and the Year 10 students loved it. We also had several staff that popped in as a result of me mentioning it at staff briefing. The staff and students were very impressed with the quality of the presentation and the technology. Craig and Julie, you guys were great and I really appreciate how you included lots of commentary about Ningaloo. Already looking forward to the next time Hale School connects with Reef HQ Aquarium'. Rob Barugh, Head of Education Technology, Hale School, Western Australia.

For more information on Reef Videoconferencing please contact:

Further information

Reef HQ Aquarium Education Team
P: +61 7 4750 0890
F: +61 7 4772 5281

Last published on 08/07/2013

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  • Australian Government - Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
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