Educational Programs

Outer Reef Education and Research Field Trips

By June 30, 2020 No Comments

Private Outer Reef Charter

Australian owned and operated, GBR Biology want to extend an invitation to all schools and Universities to take part in Reef Education and Land and Sea Country Connection projects that connect students to the Great Barrier Reef. With our expertise and resources, we are now offering specialised education and research field trips.

Our Outer Reef trips offer the ultimate reef experiences. Reef projects include a full team of Marine Biologists and Indigenous Sea Country Rangers. A fully exclusive catamaran takes students to a premier outer reef site to enjoy a full day of activities. These tours are perfect for larger groups

Smaller Groups

If your group doesn’t warrant a full boat charter, our fleet of reef vessels are bound to have a suitable option. These tours include a Marine Biologist and Indigenous Ranger guide for a full day experience. Our team can help you to select the best of our trips to suit your program needs.

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Marine Biology Guided Snorkelling

On this activity students will be accompanied by a Marine Biologist on a personal, private tour to see the spectacular sites on the Great barrier Reef. On the tour the Marine Biologist will help students to understand the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef and its’ inhabitants and provide up to date information on threats and management of the reef.

On these tours’ students can participate in collection of real-world monitoring data including the Eye on the Reef program. Students will learn how reef health is monitored and submit their findings to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s database.

Reef Education Research Programs

Reef Education focuses on a number of education and research programs to link with the Australian Curriculum and provide the students the opportunity to engage in place-based learning activities. The monitoring programs can be tailored to meet student capabilities and competencies. All programs have been designed to garner greater connections to reef systems and allow for more awareness and understanding of natural habitats and synergies. Inclusive of field trip costs are classroom visits by a Marine Biologist to work with the teacher and students prior to the field trip.

We can tailor an unforgettable experience that will align with the Australian curriculum and allow students to participate in on going field research projects. The field projects will go into the data system and can be accessed by the teachers and students. Students can follow the data system and add the updated information to their school projects and reports. The results of the monitoring program will provide real data that will be added to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) science-based management system.