The Evening Reef Teach Presentation
When | Tuesday to Saturday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, excluding Public Holidays
Where | 2nd Floor, Mainstreet Arcade, 85 Lake Street, Cairns
Cost | AU $18.00 adults, $9.00 children 14 and under, $45 family (2ad, 2ch) – cash and credit cards accepted.
Includes | The Reef Teach presentation| Free coffee, tea, Milo and the best chocolate biscuits in town! | Free fish and coral identification sheets | Friendly and knowledgeable staff
Booking | To book call or email us and we will save you a prime seat. Turn up on the night around 6:15pm and you can pay on the door. Just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 4031-7794.
Reef Teach is a very entertaining evening, full of amazing facts and beautiful images, and the opportunity to handle a wide range of corals and other marine specimens – including some of the more dangerous creatures you wouldn’t want to touch in the wild! It will amaze, inspire, and captivate you, and have you laughing about the funny facts and weird and wonderful ways in which the reef works!
Our nightly presentations offer you a special insight into the magical world of the coral reef. Diving and snorkeling are so much more enjoyable when you know what you’re looking at! At Reef Teach we believe that “with learning comes appreciation” and the knowledge you gain from Reef Teach will help you to better understand and enjoy your visit to The Great Barrier Reef. By the end of an evening at Reef Teach you’ll be able to identify many of the common fish and corals, be amazed at the extraordinary creatures (and the stuff they get up to!) out on the reef, and be incredibly excited about your undersea adventure. When you get out to the reef you’ll be thrilled at your ability to recognize a lot of what you see:
- common fish, corals and other animals
- fish and corals changing colour in front of your eyes!
- fish visiting cleaning stations and being groomed by other fish!
- the special relationships between “Nemo” and the anemone, corals and algae, “Wally” and remoras!
We want you to leave Reef Teach not only better informed, but also more relaxed, comfortable, and well prepared so that you can really get the most out of your reef trip. We’ll dispel some of the Hollywood myths about the reef and its inhabitants, tell you about the real hazards and how to avoid them, and give you some tips on how to get the most of your reef experience – ranging from how to avoid being seasick to how to take a good photograph underwater! Our marine biologists and conservationists are happy to answer your questions about marine life, photography, snorkeling and diving, etc.
During the presentations you will also learn about some of the threats to coral reefs, both natural and caused by humans, such as Crown-of-Thorns sea stars, coral bleaching, and marine debris, and discover heartbreaking facts about man’s disregard for this extraordinary underwater environment. We’ll help you become more aware of our marine environment and tell you about some of things you can do to help look after marine life for future generations. We encourage all visitors to The Great Barrier Reef to follow eco-tourism guidelines and “take only pictures and memories, and leave only bubbles”!
We want you to have the greatest possible experience on the Great Barrier Reef, and encourage you to come along to Reef Teach before you go out to the reef so we can help you get the most of your trip. We look forward to welcoming you at one of our nightly shows very soon!
In addition to our nightly Reef Teach show, we also offer a number of specialist programs which can be tailored to specific needs and interests: