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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News and Events

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News and Events

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Call for Expressions of Interest for Community Consultative Committee

Call for Expressions of Interest for Community Consultative Committee

The Wet Tropics Management Authority Board is now inviting Expressions of Interest for the Community Consultative Committee.... READ MORE

WTMA Board Communique 97

WTMA Board Communique 97

The Communique for Wet Tropics Management Authority Board meeting no. 97 held in Cairns on 23-24 August is available now.... READ MORE

Wet Tropics bioregion collaboration in the fore at joint Wet Tropics board meeting

Wet Tropics bioregion collaboration in the fore at joint Wet Tropics board meeting

The Authority and Terrain NRM boards met at Mission Beach at the end of August to discuss how to better work together ... READ MORE