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News in Education - climate change
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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 (the Authority) seeks to ensure that the public is enriched by the knowledge uncovered by years of discovery and research. The Authority works to support learning across the whole of the community through community engagement, training and capacity building, events and presentations, research grants and media.

Working with the next generations

Every year the World Heritage Area inspires artists, writers and photographers of all ages to capture its splendour using a variety of mediums. It also inspires us to recognise the important environmental messages that we, as stewards of the World Heritage Area, need to take heed of. 

One way the Authority encourages young artists each year is to host the Eco-Art competition each year. Eco-Art provides an opportunity for primary school children to translate their understanding of environmental issues through the design and construction of artworks. You can read more about it and see the latest winners on the Eco-Art here.  

The Authority has also collaborated with educational institutions to produce resources for teachers that focus on Wet Tropics rainforests. Rainforest Explorer has a myriad of activities, information and ideas for easy use in the classroom. 

To capture and share information about the diverse aspects and elements of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the Authority produced Tropical Topics. These downloadable, succinct easy-to- read factsheets describe some of the amazing natural and cultural features of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

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