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Education, kids and the Great Barrier Reef

Bareboating and kids go hand in hand for good reason.

The enjoyment of exploring such an amazing location, such as the Great Barrier Reef, is doubled when seeing it through a child’s eyes.

With 74 islands to explore, both above and below the water, there is no shortage of things to see and do and there is so much to experience, especially for first timers.

Turn your bareboating experience into a learning opportunity with our handy booklets chock full of information and activities:

EcoBarge Activity Booklet
GBRMPA Chatterbox
Colouring In Booklet
Twinkl Activity Booklet
Twinkl Activity Booklet (big kids)
Myrtle’s Storybook


Learn more about Bareboating with Children

Have you heard about the free GBRMPA Eye on the Reef app?

Kids need some tech-time, get them learning and assessing the reef in a digital way!

The Eye on the Reef monitoring and assessment program enables anyone who visits the Great Barrier Reef to contribute to its long-term protection by collecting valuable information about reef health, marine animals and incidents that is used to understand the bigger picture and inform how the Reef is managed.

One of the easiest ways anyone can get involved is by downloading the free Eye on the Reef app to record reef health, animal sightings or incidents.

If you can’t get out to the Reef, but are interested in what’s happening in this great natural wonder, the interactive Sightings Network map allows anyone in the world to see the amazing wildlife being encountered and recorded by visitors to the Great Barrier Reef.


Special Thanks to our sources:

EcoBarge Clean Seas

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Association (GBRMPA)

Twinkl Activity Booklets

Author Mariana Fuentes & the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre