Past news and resources

The Whitsundays Reef Education Program

09 November 2020

Immerse yourself in a world class learning environment. Students learn alongside leading marine scientists to gain a new perspective on solutions to support marine health. The health of the reef is a complex story. The reef is very much alive, but is under pressure. In parts, it is amazingly pristine, while …

STAQ UQ Senior Biology and Marine Sciences PD

04 November 2020

Saturday 28th November Register here Remember MTAQ members get discounted member rates!

Fisheries Boat Ramp Factsheet

04 September 2020

Fishery monitoring boat ramp survey trailer count during COVID 19 restrictions 2020


04 August 2020

This workshop will be particularly relevant to those teachers with an interest in the marine sciences, aquatic practices, biology and STEM, and both senior and junior high school science teachers. Download PDF for registration details and more information

Twilight Talks for Senior Syllabuses. 

08 July 2020

UQ academic videos of short seminars on topics directly relevant to Year 11 and 12 science and science-related subjects to complement what will be taught in classrooms. These are for students and teachers in QLD and Northern NSW, and free. Access recordings here –

MTAQ Curriculum Exchange

26 May 2020

How to upload materials to the MTAQ Curriculum Exchange

Deep Blue Resource Book

09 April 2020

National Science Week’s Resource Book is available as a flip book for easy access!

No 2020 MTAQ Conference

16 March 2020



05 September 2019


The MTAQ AGM will take place on Thursday 26th September at 5:00 pm at Cairns State High School. All positions will be open: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Publicity Officer. All members are welcome to attend and vote. The MTAQ Executive consists of volunteers.  Each role is important in contributing to keeping MTAQ …

MTAQ 2019 Waves of the Future Conference Program

19 August 2019

Draft Program available for download below: Registration is now open – The full conference fee is $600, Tues – Wednesday $250 and Wed – Thursday $300 for non-members If your school is a member or yourself deduct $50 from each of the above. The outer reef trip on Friday is included in full registration or otherwise an extra …

Want easily accessible data about Australian ecosystems.

12 August 2019

TERN is Australia’s land ecosystem observatory. They observe, record and measure critical terrestrial ecosystem parameters and conditions for Australia over time from continental scale to field sites at hundreds of representative locations. This information is standardised, integrated and transformed into model-ready data, enabling researchers to discern and interpret changes in land ecosystems. Understanding …

Marine Debris Toolkit for Educators

22 May 2019

Marine Debris Toolkit for Educators UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE

Invitation to Brisbane Boat Show Marine Industry Careers Activity Day 23 August 2019

08 May 2019


The Boating Industry Association invites you and your students to participate in a Marine Industry Careers Activity Day at the 2019 Brisbane Boat Show, held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at South Bank. The Boating Industry Association has devised an activity day that engages the students and encourages …

National Environment Science Program (NESP) – Remote Waste and Marine Debris project

18 March 2019

This project looked at waste management issues in three remote communities on Cape York Peninsula—Lockhart River, Mapoon and Pormpuraaw (see map inside). All three of these communities are growing, with new housing being constructed in each community, as well as increasing numbers of visitors and tourists, all of which generate an …

Dr G’s Statistics Survival Kit (Townsville 2019)

28 February 2019

Dr Gurion Ang from the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland with support from STAQ, will visit Townsville 23-25 July 2019. He will deliver statistics workshops to Year 11 Biology and Marine Science students at various schools in Townsville. Twilight Teacher CPD sessions will be available at no …

Geraldine Fauville: International Ocean Literacy Survey

11 February 2019

Some background: This unfunded project started 3 years ago when the need to measure progress in the development of Ocean Literacy in our respective countries was raised by the Ocean Literacy community.  The recently published results from Version 2 of the International Ocean Literacy Survey (IOLS) helped create Version 3 that was submitted for review …

Inside the Killer Whale Matriarchy

12 December 2018

Pods of killer whales inhabit the waters of every major ocean on Earth. Each family is able to survive thanks mainly to one member, its most knowledgeable hunter: the grandmother. These matriarchs can live 80 years or more and their expertise can mean the difference between life and death for …


17 September 2018

Analysing real-life coral reef data as a resource in your classroom 14 NOVEMBER 2018, 1-5 PM, THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, BRISBANE  • Data analysing workshop for any secondary science and maths teachers • Includes lectures, hands-on classroom activities and take-home materials For more information please contact workshop co-ordinators Monique Grol and Diana Kleine …