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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Guided 7km walk along Mt Whitfield Sunday 26 June

Guided 7km walk along Mt Whitfield Sunday 26 June

Join us for our next Hike N Bike event - a 7km guided walk with local scientists along Mt Whitfield's Red, Blue and Green Arrow walk.... READ MORE

Indigenous leader completes Wet Tropics Management Authority board

Indigenous leader completes Wet Tropics Management Authority board

The Authority is happy to announce that Phil Rist, widely respected Nywaigi Indigenous leader, has been appointed as a director to the Authority'... READ MORE

Board refreshes Strategic Plan Priorities

Board refreshes Strategic Plan Priorities

The Wet Tropics Management Authority Board has refreshed the Authority's Strategic Plan priorities... READ MORE