Queensland schools can start planning their excursions for students to explore and discover the Great Barrier Reef, with applications for subsidies now open! Students will undertake place-based learning activities within the @GreatBarrierReefMarinePark which align with the Australian and Queensland curriculum.
The Saltwater Club and our Tall Ship DERWENT HUNTER is a registered reef experience provider and now available for schools to start planning an amazing education experience. As one of only three registered providers offering an Indigenous led experience, we are also an Indigenous owned business, crewed and managed by First Nations people.
The $1 million Great Barrier Reef Education Experience Program is being delivered by the Queensland Government and partners @GreatBarrierReefMarineParkAuthority and Tourism and Events Queensland.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system with some of the richest biodiversity on the planet. It is recognised as one of the world’s most iconic tourism experiences and continues to be Australia’s greatest natural attraction. The Great Barrier Reef offers a unique place-based educational opportunity for students to immerse themselves in an authentic live classroom and to learn more about the rich biodiversity of the reef.
Annual intake of school based traineeships in maritime tourism, hospitality and boat building and restoration of pearl luggers.
Learn about Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander cultures and immerse in saltwater activities.
Junior Rangers work with our crew and vessels to engage in the environment, cultural heritage and sea country management.
Learn the traditional and modern sport of outrigger canoeing and experience the exhilaration of voyaging sailing canoes.
Tailored workshops for youth and schools to build replica turtle shells, make timber fishing landlines and pearl shell jewellery.
Youth and School sailing adventures from day sails to week long, overnight voyages to the Great Barrier Reef and Islands.