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Critical Issues: Reef & Rainforest

(An Environmental Tour Of Far North Queensland)

The Great Barrier Reef is endangered. It is threatened by climate change, catchment pollution, coastal development, and fishing. This Critical Issues program focuses on conservation. It provides students with an in-depth look at issues, challenges and solutions related to conservation of the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics in Far North Queensland. Students will meet with stakeholders from the region’s tourism and agriculture sectors. This will help them to understand economic considerations. They’ll hear stories and perspectives from environmental management groups. They’ll also see presentations from researchers who are working across sectors to find solutions. This program is led by Rustic Pathways’ marine science specialist, Dr Olaf Meynecke. This experiential education tour of Far North Queensland provides first-hand insights that extend classroom learning.