Teaching Resources

As the National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef, Reef HQ's Reef Education team are upscaling their internationally renowned Outreach Reef Education Program. Here you will find a range of teaching resources that encourages teachers and students to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, threats to the Reef, ways to protect the health and resilience of the Reef, and the people who are working together today to help protect the Reef for tomorrow.

Many of these lessons and resources feature videos and worksheets of the iconic Reef animals and experiences offered at Reef HQ Aquarium. If you are interested in fun resources for children and students, such as colouring-in, craft activities and worksheets, visit our Fun Learning Resources by clicking here.

Our teaching resources are curriculum linked and suited to be used in a range of subjects and include cross-curriculum priorities. As well as the resources detailed below, there are also student and teacher resources about the Great Barrier Reef on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's site. To view these resources, click here.


Reef Education Virtual Connection Lessons

Virtual Connections lessons delivered by the Reef Education team will be uploaded weekly to support curriculum linked sessions for students learning from home.


Early Learning (Prep)


Lower Primary School (Grade 1-3)


Upper Primary School (Grade 4-6)


Junior Secondary School (Grade 7-9)


Senior Secondary School (Grade 10-12)


Reef Beat Series

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Reef Beat Education series encourages teachers and students to explore the amazing Great Barrier Reef, threats to the Reef, ways to protect the health and resilience of the Reef, and the people who are working together to help protect the Reef for tomorrow.

Explore the themes and links to the Reef Beat Education Series below.

Last updated: 11/09/20