Education Materials

Curriculum linked materials

 datasheets and instructionsyear 7 lessonplan Year 1 presentation
Curriculum linked unit plan
Marine Science Year 11-12

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Marine Ecosystems

ACARA curriculum linked lesson plan and resourcesScience Year 7

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 Colours on the Reef

Science Year 1
Presentation incl. teacher notes

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 Explaining Coral Bleaching

 GBR bleaching handout before and after presentationField Activity
2016 - The current global bleaching event

Before / During / After Bleaching  Lizard Island 2015-2016

   CoralWatch Field Activity

CoralWatch Classroom Activity



Coral Reef Factsheet with links



CoralWatch DATA

  Excel Spreadsheets
CoralWatch DATA entry

CoralWatch DATA analysis 

 Reef Fingerprint Spreadsheet (excel)
 Reef transect spreadsheet (excell)

Heron Island, Australia - Permanent transects 2014

heron island transectsdatasheets and instructions    

Permanent transects
Heron Island 

ID photo sheets
Research Beach

& North Beach

Permanent transects
Heron Island


Latest datasheets May 2017
Research Beach
North Beach


Lady Elliot Island, Australia - Permanent Transect

Lady Elliot kitLEI datasheet
Lady Elliot Island Kit 38p. incl. datasheetPermanent Transect data
entry Lady Elliot Island individual corals

Spreadsheet (excell)

Virtual Education Materials

Virtual ReefVirtual LabVirtual Transect Poster
Virtual Reef Guide (pdf)Virtual Lab Guide (pdf)Virtual Reef Transect Poster
Virtual Reef Data SheetVirtual Lab Data SheetVirtual Transect Data Sheet
Virtual Reef Data SheetVirtual Lab Data SheetVirtual Transect Data Sheet

Reading Materials

 frontierspaper Coral Reefs PaperCoralWatch Paper (Unpublished)

Marshall NJ, Kleine DA, Dean AJ. CoralWatch: education, monitoring, and sustainability through citizen science. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2012; 10(6): 332–334. Siebeck, U. E., Marshall, N. J., Kluter, A. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2006). Monitoring coral bleaching using a colour reference card. Coral Reefs. 25:453-460. Siebeck, U. E., Marshall, N. J. and Logan, D. CoralWatch: a flexible bleaching monitoring tool for you and your group. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reefs Symposium. Unpublished