Annual Events

Events Throughout the Year

We have many events happening through the year, both ones that we manage and others that are great to join in.
We hold workshops for teachers, foster events with the community and drive to help educate the public to the issues affecting the reef. Reef Blitz is a great example of such an event that has a great assortment of activities at various locations in Queensland.
Check out our events calendar for more detailed information on what is coming up during the year.

World Science Festival


World Science Festival celebrates science and art through an extensive program including interactive workshops and engaging demonstrations. Last year CoralWatch participated with a display in the Queensland Museum which included our clay coral reef, coral skeletons, virtual reef monitoring, virtual reality experience, a turtle’s love corals quiz and many informative brochures on display. Visit us in March 2020!

Ecomarines Ambassador training


CoralWatch is part of the Tangalooma Ecomarines Ambassador program and offers the CoralWatch Challenge to primary and high school students, who will teach other students in the school about coral and how they can help protect the corals in Moreton Bay. Students familiarise with CoralWatch during the annual training day at Tangalooma. Participating schools will receive a CoralWatch Challenge pack and support from CoralWatch.

National Science Week


National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.
Over the years CoralWatch has conducted several workshops and organised many events. Events vary from one-day ‘Corals at Your Doorstep’ community cruises in the Moreton Bay to a 10-day ‘Corals in the Outback Sustainability tour‘ where workshops and community events were organised between Longreach and Mount Isa.

Ambassador workshop

2019 date – to be announced

Once a year, up to 15 individuals can apply to become CoralWatch Ambassador and take part in the intensive 4-day CoralWatch Ambassador workshop. Each participants proposes an idea how to save reefs and during the workshop this idea will developed in a formal plan. CoralWatch provides ongoing support and materials while Ambassadors implement their outreach activities.



ReefBlitz is an annual event that lets you contribute to a snapshot of catchment and reef health, and get involved in practical actions to help look after Queensland’s reefs. This event is organised in collaboration with many other citizen science groups all part of the
Reef Citizen Science Alliance.
Last year >70 events were organised by all groups.

Teacher PD Workshops

Throughout the year

CoralWatch organises teacher Professional Development workshops on a regular base throughout the year at various locations. Length varies from a few hours up to 4 days. Most of them include classroom and field components using the Coral Health Chart to collect colour data on the reef. Workshops can be tailored and organised upon request.