Educational Programs & Experiences

Be a Marine Biologist for a Day: School Reef Education Program

This program is also open to all guests participating in our snorkelling day tour and can be selected in the optional extras section – book now!


Immerse your students in the wonders of marine biology with our exciting educational program designed for school groups. Our “Be a Marine Biologist for a Day” program, created by the Reef Authority, offers hands-on learning experiences both on land and at sea, fostering a deep understanding of marine ecosystems and conservation efforts.

Program Highlights

Day Trips to the Reef: Students will embark on our vessel for a full-day adventure to explore the vibrant coral reefs. Guided by our experienced marine experts, they’ll conduct real scientific surveys, observe marine life, and learn about reef ecology.

Multiple Marine Habitats: Visit Lady Musgrave reef or discover the unique tidal ecosystems of Pancake Creek. Students can participate in interactive activities that highlight the importance of mangroves and estuarine habitats.

Classroom Sessions: Before heading out, students can attend engaging information sessions in our on-site classrooms. These sessions cover essential marine biology concepts, survey techniques, and the use of citizen science apps like Eye on the Reef and iNaturalist.

Educational Objectives

Hands-On Learning: Students gain practical experience in marine biology by collecting data and conducting surveys under the guidance of our expert team.

Conservation Awareness: Emphasising the importance of conservation, students learn how their efforts contribute to the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef.

Interactive Technology: Training on how to use digital tools for reef monitoring, empowering students to continue contributing to citizen science initiatives.

Why Choose Our Program?

Expert Guidance: Our whole team are passionate about educating the next generation of conservationists.

Customisable Itinerary: Opt to include mangrove and salt marsh eco systems, or on site classroom sessions with our engaging team.

Engaging Curriculum: Our program is designed to be both educational and fun, ensuring that students leave with a deeper appreciation for marine life.

Book Your Experience

Bring your classroom to life with our immersive “Be a Marine Biologist for a Day” program. Contact us today to learn more about our school packages and to book your educational adventure.

School programs are fully customisable to suit individual and curriculum needs. Packages can be created to include dive training, local accommodation,  and other experiences.

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