Rainforest Explorer

Rainforest teaching resources 

Rainforest Explorer contains a whole range of resources and activities about the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and its plants and animals.


It is suitable for both teachers and students. It contains a library full of videos, fact sheets, pictures, clip art and activitiy sheets.
These resources are integrated into three school curricula:

  • Preparatory to Year 3
  • Year 4 to Year 7
  • Year 8 to Year 9

If you spend some time browsing through Rainforest Explorer you can learn about World Heritage rainforests and other vegetation communities, plants and animals, the history of the World Heritage Area, and what different people in the community think about the this incredible landscape.

Rainforest Explorer is also an excellent resource for residents of the wet tropics region and for visitors who would like to enrich their experiences when visiting the many attractions in the World Heritage Area. 

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Rainforest Aboriginal News Issue 2 January 2017

Rainforest Aboriginal News Issue 2 January 2017

Rainforest Aboriginal News Issue Two out now!... READ MORE

2017 Student Research Grants Now Open

2017 Student Research Grants Now Open

Postgraduate students from across Australia can apply for grants that support environmental, social and cultural research.... READ MORE

December eNews out now!

December eNews out now!

This edition provides the latest news from the Wet Tropics Management Authority and a wrap up of this year's highlights. ... READ MORE