Local reef operators to benefit from Reef Education Program

As part of the Queensland Government’s Economic Recovery Plan, Queensland schools can now apply to receive the reef experience school excursion subsidy.

The three-year program will turn the Great Barrier Reef into Queensland’s biggest classroom and create new tour opportunities for reef operators.

Local reef operators including Freedom Fast Cats, Great Keppel Island Watersports and Activities and Keppel Dive are set to benefit from the influx of schools and children with an interest in exploring our patch of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

In addition to our wonderful product offering, students across the State will also have the opportunity to hear first-hand from two of our local Master Reef Guides in Sam Appleton and Max Allen Jnr.

While accommodation is not formally included as part of the Government’s criteria, there is no doubt our island operators such as Great Keppel Island Hideaway and Great Keppel Island Holiday Village, together with mainland accommodation providers will also benefit from this program.

The Great Barrier Reef Education Experience Program will deliver a unique outdoor learning opportunity for thousands of Queensland students.

To read the full media release, click here.

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