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CORAL REEF ECOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAMS on the

GREAT BARRIER REEF

The reef community at Lizard Island.

We have been designing and delivering Coral Reef Ecology Education Programs to groups of Secondary and Tertiary students for over 10 years. These field study courses are 1 to 4 weeks in duration and usually take place at either Lizard Island Research Station (a facility of the Australian Museum) or Orpheus Island Research Station (a facility of James Cook University). Both stations combine modern teaching and accommodation facilities with rapid access to some of the best reef communities on the Great Barrier Reef. Many groups also choose to combine their reef study program with a visit to the World Heritage rainforests found along the North Queensland coast, a strategy that allows students to gain first-hand experience of two of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. We also offer Aboriginal cultural extensions to our educational programs.

Secondary Students
5 day Coral Reef Ecology Program
Tertiary Students
15 day Reef & Rainforest Ecology program - SAMPLE ITINERARY
Testimonials from past Staff & Students

 

A typical Reef Education Program might contain the following components:

A) Lectures on topics such as:

 

B) A field expedition component, where students snorkel in a group with TEVENE'I MARINE staff and observe the reef community at a number of different locations and habitat zones, such as:

  • the reef front
  • the reef crest
  • the reef flat
  • the shallow lagoonal patch reefs
  • the leeward fringing reefs

C) A student study project component, where students have the chance to collect and analyse their own ecological data from the coral reef, under the direct supervision of TEVENE'I MARINE staff.

Some previous projects have included:

Please contact Dr. Andrew Lewis (andy@tevenei.com)   for more information on the Coral Reef Ecology Education Programs offered by TEVENE'I MARINE.

Snorkelling at Lizard Island.

 

EMTRIE students at Arthur Bay

Students from Arcadia University (USA) attending the EMTRIE course in 2002 relax at Magnetic Island after a hard day's snorkelling! Follow this link for more images from the EMTRIE program.

 


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