Classroom on the Reef provides what you need for engaging and inspiring learning so you can pick and choose elements that suit you. Here's what's on offer:
- Experience a world class research facility in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area,
- Curriculum content designed for secondary school students, and
- Live streaming underwater cameras, sensor data feeds and videos of the underwater environment.
Classroom on the Reef is made possible by the Queensland Department of Education Collaboration and Innovation Fund.
Wake up to birdsong, have breakfast on the veranda overlooking the bay, watch whales spout on the horizon and spend the day investigating local reefs and working in the labs or lecture room. At the end of the day, enjoy a BBQ and watch the sun go down over the ocean while discussing your experiences. Our friendly staff may even drop by for a chat. As night falls, you might try some spotlighting of the local wildlife.
- A beautiful tropical island environment
- Undertaking real research activities
- Visiting the giant clam garden
- Snorkelling and walking trips
See what is happening underwater in Pioneer Bay right now, just press play!
This camera is situated between a bommie (coral outcrop) and an acropora outcrop. Most of the time it will be facing the bommie but occasionally you may see a view of the acropora, or else looking above the camera or otherwise slowly scanning all around.
This camera looks across the bay and over the position of the underwater camera.