Celebrate our Reefs

There are a great series of FREE virtual excursions with Reef Education from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority coming up. World Turtle Day is on 23 May, World Environment on 6 June and World Oceans Day on 8 June. There is something for everyone.

Close up of a Turtle for World turtle day
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Turtle Connections Let’s celebrate World Turtle Day, 2024. Join our marine educators to gain an understanding of the biology and adaptations of sea turtles. Using examples from our aquarium’s Turtle Hospital, we will examine the impacts of marine debris and look at how sea turtles are affected by other human threats worldwide and what actions are being taken to help protect sea turtle populations.

Thursday 23 May at 1.30pm AEST

Friday 24 May at 8:00am AEST

Ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef Celebrate World Environment Day with educators from Reef ED to learn about the diversity of ecosystems found within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and beyond. Discover some of the iconic wildlife that can found within these ecosystems, and how they are all interconnected. We’ll consider some of the threats facing these environments, and what we can all do locally and globally to help reduce these impacts.

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Wednesday 5 June at 9.30am AEST

Thursday 6 June at 8:00 am AEST

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef In recognition of World Oceans Day, Reef ED are shining the spotlight on the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem. Learn about corals as the building blocks of the Great Barrier Reef and the roles that various organisms play within the Reef community. Gain an understanding of the importance of various relationships between organisms such as corals and their symbiotic algae, and anemones and anemonefish. Explore the simple actions that you can take regardless of where you live, to help protect the Great Barrier Reef and the animals that call it home.

Great Barrier Reef
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Wednesday 12 June at 1:00 pm AEST

Thursday 13 June at 8.00am AEST

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority acknowledges the continuing sea country management and custodianship of the Great Barrier Reef by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tradition Owners whose rich cultures, heritage values, enduring connections and shared efforts protect the Reef for future generations.