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Great Barrier Reef Education Experience Program opens

18 June 2021
Applications are now open for Queensland schools to join the Great Barrier Reef Education Experience Program as part of the Queensland Government’s Economic Recovery Plan.

Applications are now open for Queensland schools to join the Great Barrier Reef Education Experience Program as part of the Queensland Government’s Economic Recovery Plan.

The three-year program will turn the Great Barrier Reef into Queensland’s biggest classroom and create new tour opportunities for reef operators from Bundaberg to Cooktown. More than 40 registered marine tour operators have already jumped on board to share their reef knowledge.

To ensure schools across the State can be part of the program, the Queensland Government will pay up to $150 for each student joining an overnight reef education excursion and $40 for an eligible day excursion.

The program is set to deliver a unique outdoor learning opportunity for more than 6000 students.

More information and the school application form are available Great Barrier Reef Education Experience Program | Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport (dtis.qld.gov.au).