Fact File: The Great Barrier Reef

Come take a trip to the largest reef system in the world: the Great Barrier Reef!

Did you know that the Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 9,000 different species, or that the reef can be seen all the way from outer space? Located along the northeastern coast of Australia, it is no wonder that the reef is considered one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World!

The Great Barrier Reef currently faces many threats related to climate change: rising sea temperatures, pollution, overfishing, and more. If we reach just 2°C more of global warming, we are at risk of losing 99% of our reefs due to coral bleaching. It is urgent that we act now to protect our reefs from further harm.

Download the resource below to help your students learn more about the Great Barrier Reef today! By fostering an appreciation for this natural wonder, we can inspire each other to take action to protect the Great Barrier Reef for generations to come.

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