Is the great barrier reef dead?

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Why don’t you find out for yourself…and Reef Rebels will help you do just that!

The Project for Real Science invites open-minded and adventurous young Australians to set off on a journey to the Great Barrier Reef with scientist Dr Peter Ridd to investigate the health of the Great Barrier Reef for yourself.

And what’s even better? All your travel and activity expenses will be paid for!

Become a Reef Rebel – learn the truth of the Great Barrier Reef for yourself.

What Is Reef Rebels

Reef Rebels is a hands-on scientific journey to see for yourself if the true state of the Great Barrier Reef matches up to ‘the reef is bleached and dying’ narrative you hear in the news and on social media.

Reef Rebels will have the opportunity to:

  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef and other inshore reefs
  • Visit the rainforests and surrounds
  • Hear from experts on how reefs are formed, what sustains them, and the threats to their health
  • Hear varying perspectives from those who work in and around the reef everyday
  • Compare and contrast these differing viewpoints on the overall health of the reef
  • Make up your own mind!
Download the full program here.

So how do I apply?

Are you currently studying?
Do you love nature, science and travel?

Then be sure to register your interest in becoming a Reef Rebel and experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef for yourself.

The 2022 Reef Rebel program will take place from 4-8 July. To ensure you’re in the running, all you need to do is complete the application below by filling out your details and sharing why you would make a great Reef Rebel.

  • Applications Open

    Reef Rebel applications open on 1 March 2022

  • Applications Close

    Applications will close on 31 March 2022

  • Applicants Selected

    Successful applications will be contacted by the end of April 2022

  • 2022 Reef Rebels Program

    The program will take place from 4-8 July 2022

Apply to become a reef rebel today






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Applications Closed

Thank you for everyone who has sent in their applications. We will be in touch with everyone who applied, along with the successful candidates.