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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New positions created at Wet Tropics Management Authority

New positions created at Wet Tropics Management Authority

A host of new and exciting roles have emerged within Wet Tropics Management Authority's Yellow Crazy Ants Eradication Program (YCAEP).... READ MORE

Forgotten plane crash site found in Wet Tropics

Forgotten plane crash site found in Wet Tropics

The search for a plane that crashed into far north Queensland rainforest 50 years ago has ended.... READ MORE

'Wild' Wet Tropics eco-sculptures get measured up

'Wild' Wet Tropics eco-sculptures get measured up

Talented young artists are fashioning the final casts, cuts and hews to their amazing artworks this week.... READ MORE