Education

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area holds a wealth of information, some of it still locked up in its deep and dark interiors and secretive wildlife.

The Wet Tropics Management Authority (Wet Tropics) aims to ensure that the public is enriched by the gems of knowledge uncovered by years of discovery and research. Wet Tropics works to support learning across the whole of the community, providing training and professional development support for tour guides, Wet Tropics Visitor Information Centres' staff and volunteers, Indigenous rangers and QPWS staff.

For students and teachers

Every year the World Heritage Area inspires artists, writers and photographers to document its splendour in all manner of shades and hues. It also tells us of the important environmental messages that as stewards to the World Heritage Area we need to take heed of. Wet Tropics works with schools and sponsors by providing students with the opportunity to test their talents by designing environmental messages for the public. To help students’ creative juices along, a ‘Keep it Wild’ calendar is produced from a selection of works that they do. These colourful calendars are available on line to download around October every year.

Wet Tropics provides sponsorship to the Cairns Post for ‘News in Education’; a lift out of the Cairns Post Tuesday edition. This important sponsorship enables budding writers from schools all around the region to contribute to print media about all sorts of exciting and interesting topics. Wet Tropics also take opportunities within this sponsorship to educate and promote readers about the World Heritage Area.

Wet Tropics works with education institutions to produce teacher resources that focus on rainforests. These resources are currently packaged up in the Rainforest Explorer. Originally produced as a CD, and now available on line, the Rainforest Explorer has a lot of activities, information and ideas for teachers to easily use in the classroom, from preschool to year 9.

To capture the diverse aspects and elements of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the Wet Tropics has produced a series of factual and interesting media. Tropical Topics are downloadable short easy-to- read documents which describe some of the amazing natural and cultural features of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Posters produced by the Wet Tropics are also used by schools, environmental educators and the general public to gain a pictorial perspective of wildlife and habitats of the World Heritage Area.

Going digital

Wet Tropics has gone digital mad. Our new website highlights the importance that we place on digital media as a way of communicating and learning about the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Our Facebook page promotes interaction between visitors to the Wet Tropics World Heritage area and the rest of the world. Wet Tropics has also contributed to the new Tropical Tourism North Queensland Smart Phone App which highlights the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. 


 

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New positions created at Wet Tropics Management Authority

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