Sunlover Reef Cruises – Marine Biologist for a Day

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Sunlover’s highly regarded Marine Biologist for a Day is a Citizen Science program for groups of amateur and serious environmentalists (not just school students) who come from all over the world to enjoy a very special underwater classroom on their Moore Reef Marine Base on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

The is an educational experience linked to the Australian School Curriculum created and conducted by their team of marine experts including two Master Reef Guides. Topics include reef ecology, climate change, marine life identification, and predators such as Crown of Thorns starfish.

For a truly standout educational experience in the world’s best classroom, try their Marine Biologist for a Day and Astronomer for a Night program, which includes a night in swags in the middle of the outer Great Barrier Reef to learn about the Southern Hemisphere’s night skies.

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This is a Citizen Science program for groups of amateur and serious environmentalists (not just school students) who come from all over the world to enjoy a very special underwater classroom on the Great Barrier Reef and participate in their highly regarded Marine Biologist for a Day program.

The program is an in-depth educational experience linked to the Australian School Curriculum created and conducted by their team of marine experts including two Master Reef Guides. Topics include reef ecology, climate change, marine life identification, and predators such as Crown of Thorns starfish.

During the day participants are led on a Guided Snorkel Safari where students fill out a ‘Rapid Monitoring Survey’, which uses a monitoring slate to record health observations on aspects of the reef. This includes identifying marine creatures, analysing coral health and looking for signs of environmental impacts. This data is then inputted directly to the “Eye on the Reef” program run by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Reef enthusiasts are also educated on the various sea creatures that inhabit Moore Reef, environmental aspects that impact on the reef and how they can lower their carbon footprint in their everyday lives.

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This educational experience linked to the Australian School Curriculum conducted by their marine experts including Master Reef Guides.

Participants are taught to use a ‘Rapid Monitoring Survey’. This includes identifying marine creatures, analysing coral health and signs of environmental impacts. This data is then inputted to the “Eye on the Reef” program.

Then students stay overnight on their Moore Reef Marine Base where they are taught about the Southern Hemisphere and how it was used for navigation.

This is a once in a lifetime experience, fully hosted by marine experts who provide a unique learning experience in a safe environment.

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