Great barrier reef
Marine Biology, Ecology and Conservation tour
All year round
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About the tour
Far Northern Queensland is blessed with two UNESCO World Heritage areas — The Wet Tropical Rainforests and The Great Barrier Reef – both of which contain some of the planet’s greatest biodiversity. This tour is designed to take advantage of these natural wonders and to add depth to the students’ biology, ecology and conservation knowledge
With ‘hands-on,’ exciting excursions and activities, the Great Barrier Reef Tour introduces and exposes the students to a variety of topics including land management, human impact on the environment, and the incredibly unique flora, fauna and wildlife of Australia. Guided by scientists students will be expected to participate in field research, conduct experiments, collect data and present their findings.
Learn more about geography, marine biology, ecology, biodiversity and sustainability through taught workshops, expert guides and hands-on experiences.
Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with marine biologists and investigate the underwater ecosystem.
Participate in CoralWatch Service Project and collect data on coral bleaching.
Visit and explore the Daintree Rainforest in JCU's canopy crane and The Skyline Eco Centre.
Investigate the impacts of nature and human activity on both ecosystems. Discover how flora and fauna and different species are protected and essential to the balance of the ecosystem.
Explore the mangroves and learn about protected area management from experts.