Geography Students visit the Great Barrier Reef

09 August 2021

At the beginning of the last school holidays, Year 11 and 12 Geography students had the opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef and surrounds, as part of a geographical field work study.  

The students had a fabulous week, exploring Cairns, Kuranda, Mossman Gorge, Fitzroy Island, Cape Tribulation, The Daintree Rainforest and the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. We spent time studying the environment and management strategies of the Great Barrier Reef and its surrounding environments. Learning from the Indigenous community and James Cook University researchers.

We took cable carts above the rainforest to Kuranda to visit the Butterfly Sanctuary, walked ancient trails and learnt about bush medicine at Mossman George. We encountered crocodiles at Hartley’s and swam with turtles and Nemo on Moore Reef.  We were even given the chance to see the Daintree Rainforest from the James Cook University Canopy Carne, which took us high into the rainforest canopy to give us a view that only a few people ever get to see.

To finish off the week we spent time engaged in community service, creating hygiene packs for Indigenous girls and women in remote communities. It was a wonderful trip.