Virtual
Experiences

The following is a list examples of the types of experiences that are exclusively available to our clientele. Combining any number of these experiences can create a program that is tailor-made to suit your learning requirements. If you have any additional experience suggestions or requirements that is not listed contact us on info@banoragroup.com and our friendly team will assist you in your request.

Experience includes SDG related information

Experience includes educational information

Experience includes an edu-tourism experience

Pre-Recorded

Live Stream

Arts and Crafts Workshops

Uncover your creativity and learn new Arts and Craft skills virtually! We have a range of workshops taught by experts in their field that will provide you with step by step instructions on how to create works of art from home or together at school.

Class experiences include but are not limited to:

  • Bees Wax Wraps
  • Bread Making
  • Indigenous Painting
  • Jewellery Making
  • Knitting
  • Pottery

Duration
1-2 Hours

Pax
Min. 20

Activity

Method

     

Amazing Race Virtual Activity

Virtually meet and greet local Australian students then divide up into teams having to follow a map of the city provided, solving clues, and completing challenges along the way with the goal of having your local Australian student being the person first to make it to the final checkpoint!  During this activity, you will learn team building skills, learn about Australian culture and learn more about the city you are virtually orienteering throughout.

Duration
1-2 Hours

Pax
Min. 10

Activity

Method

     

AusID Global Workshop

Ever thought why you are different? You are not! You are just you! Our workshop will teach you how your individual personally traits influence your daily life.

Learn more about your personality, learning capabilities and potential career paths through personality profiling.  Is your personality most similar to a playful Kangaroo, sensible Wombat, competitive Eagle, or harmonious Dolphin?

Following this workshop you will be matched with an Australian animal that represents your personality and be provided with a 14 page report that provides you with a greater understanding of who you are and continue with your personal growth.

Duration
1-2 Hours

Pax
Min. 10

Activity
   

Method

     

Aussie Home Visit

Virtually experience true Australian culture by participating in an Australian BBQ dinner at a local Australian family’s home. You will immerse yourself in Australian culture, learn some useful Aussie slang, learn about traditional Australian BBQ foods, observe cooking and preparation, and connect with locals through an unforgettable live-stream virtual culinary experience.

Duration
1-2 Hours

Pax
Min. 10

Activity

Method

     

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Virtually experience the largest butterfly flight aviary in Australia, home to over 2000 butterflies. Meet with a wildlife keeper who will guide you through the facilities providing you with myths and legends, what they eat in addition to learning about their anatomy and wing structure and how they get their beautiful colours.

Virtually tour through the butterfly laboratory where you will gain an understanding of the lifecycle of butterflies and moths, their amazing transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly and have the opportunity to see caterpillars at different stages of development.

Duration
1 Hour

Pax
Min. 20

Activity

Method

Behind the Scenes Experiences

Behind the scenes virtual experiences provide you with specialised information taught by experts in their field in a specific area of interest.  You will expand your knowledge, observe and experience a specific industry, and gain first-hand information within a wide range of topics.

Behind the scenes virtual experiences include but are not limited to:

  • Australian Farms – e.g. Native Fruit, Sugar Cane, Nuts, Flower, Fruit, Vegetable etc.
  • Charity Organisations – e.g. Domestic Animal Rescue, Wildlife Rescue etc.
  • Coffee and Tea Production • Coffee Shop
  • Food factories
  • Ice Cream Making
  • Universities / Businesses
  • And more…

Duration
1 Hour

Pax
Min. 20

Activity

Method

     

Cooking Lessons

Enhance your cooking abilities and learn how to cook authentic, traditional Australian food!  These lessons will include fun, interactive cooking lessons from a local Australian, the recipe and educational information on Australian ingredients, cooking tips and tricks and the history behind the recipe we are cooking on the day.  These can be adapted to include a family or students at a local school.  Get your cooking gloves on! E.g. ANZAC Cookies

    Duration
    1 Hour

    Pax
    Min. 20

    Activity

    Method

         

    English Language Classes

    Improve your English Language Skills through our online, live streaming, interactive classroom.

    Classes can be focused on specific areas of study and/or interest to ensure your academic goals are met.  By using unique educational techniques, Great Barrier Reef Academy makes learning a fun and exciting experience through interactive learning and activities providing you with the ability to maximise your educational outcomes.

    Duration
    1-3 Hour, Half Day, Full Day, Multi Day

    Pax
    Min. 10

    Activity
     

    Method

         

    Farm Tour – Cattle

    We have a variety of farms whereby we can offer behind the scene virtual tours.

    This program includes exploring a true working cattle station where you will have the opportunity to view and learn about farm animals.  You will be provided with an informative demonstration on how to milk a cow, crack a whip and take a virtual hayride as you learn more about cattle farming in Australia. More in-depth farming lectures can be added on for school groups.

      Duration
      1-2 Hour

      Pax
      Min. 20

      Activity

      Method

      Great Barrier Reef Sustainability Lecture

      Discover the secrets of the amazing Great Barrier Reef.  You will learn from reef experts to discover its features and why its health and marine life is so important.   You will gain a better understanding of the unique flora and fauna found in the Great Barrier Reef and their survival needs.  You will also learn about the threats to the Great Barrier Reef and what we can do to protect it.

        Duration
        1-2 Hour

        Pax
        Min. 20

        Activity

        Method

        Indigenous Experience

        Virtually meet an Aboriginal guide who will teach you about the local Indigenous culture.  Your Indigenous guide will introduce you to customs and traditions that are still practiced today in their culture, teach you about traditional ‘bush tucker’, dancing, didgeridoo education including how this instrument is made and art.

        Duration
        1-2 Hour

        Pax
        Min. 20

        Activity

        Method

        Interactive Academic Presentations & Virtual Experiences

        Have the opportunity to learn from some of the best academics in the world!  The duration of each presentation varies, and most can be flexible to suit your needs.

        Interactive presentation options include but are not limited to:

        • Agriculture
        • Aviation Simulator
        • Biology & Ecology
        • Business
        • Endangered Wildlife
        • Environmental Sustainability
        • Marine Biology
        • Marine Bridge Simulator
        • Sports Science
        • Tourism & Hospitality
        • And more…

        Duration
        1 Hour

        Pax
        Min. 20

        Activity
         

        Method

             

        Like a Local City Tour

        Virtually meet and greet local Australian students and experience a live stream virtual tour of Cairns from a local point of view.  Our friendly and knowledgeable buddy will provide you with informative and educational information about the history and culture of Cairns.  Your tour includes a walk down the famous Esplanade, tour of St. Monica’s Cathedral, outdoor art works, historic buildings, Cairns Pier, and much more.

        Duration
        1-2 Hours

        Pax
        Min. 10

        Activity

        Method

             

        Marine Biology Edu-Tourism Experience

        This experience will allow you to discover more about Australia’s unique underwater creatures of the Great Barrier Reef.  You will learn about their habitats and ecosystems and learn how to protect the world’s largest living organism. Listen mesmerised to the presentations from the live tanks by our experienced marine biologists.  Experience marine habitats close up, encounter and learn about some of the dangerous creatures of the reef such as sharks, jellyfish and sea snakes!

        This program includes a live lecture or interview with one of our famous resident marine biologists and Q&A activities.

        Duration
        1-2 Hours

        Pax
        Min. 20

        Activity

        Method

             

        Post-Departure Lesson with Host Australian School

        This opportunity allows students to reflect on the amazing study tour they have just completed in Australia and provides them with chance the catch up with the friends they made, online during their Local School Integration Program in Australia. Both groups of students will be asked to prepare a presentation on what they learnt from their cultural interaction with each other and what they will take away most from this experience.

        Duration
        1 Hour

        Pax
        Min. 10

        Activity
         

        Method

             

        Pre-Arrival Introduction to Host Australian School and/or Host Families

        This opportunity allows students to meet with local Australian school students and host families prior to their arrival to Australia. Overseas students, host families and Australian school students are able to get to know one another, ask each other questions and become more comfortable and familiar with who they will be living and studying with when they arrive in Australia. Students will also be introduced to the Aussie Ambassador App, giving them the opportunity to download this and explore the exciting information they will learn about and prepare for some Aussie adventures to conquer, such as trying Vegemite on toast!

        Duration
        1 Hour

        Pax
        Min. 10

        Activity
         

        Method

             

        Rainforest Canopy Webinar

        Explore the ‘canopy’ of the world’s oldest rainforest, the Daintree Rainforest, located in Tropical North Queensland.

        Listen captivated to the presentations from Daintree Rainforest by our experienced Rainforest Ecologists.  You will learn about the different layers of the rainforest, how each layer is essential to the survival of the flora and fauna and be provided with stunning views of the only place in the world where the Rainforest meets the Reef.

        Duration
        1 Hour

        Pax
        Min. 20

        Activity

        Method

             

        School to School Live Streaming Classrooms

        Interact with students from local schools, learn about Australian culture and participate in an Australian classroom from your own classroom overseas.

        The duration of each classroom activity varies, and most can be flexible to suit your needs.  We provide a full cultural experience that can be incorporated into a multiple day or week/s programs.

        Class experiences include but are not limited to:

        • Arts
        • Cookery
        • English
        • Science
        • And more…

        Duration
        1-3 Hours, Half Day, 2-5 Half Days

        Pax
        Min. 20

        Activity

        Method

         

        STEM & STEAM Experiences

        Specialised STEM & STEAM programs can be incorporated into any of our programs.  Topics might include but are not limited to:

        • Aquatic Practices
        • Biology
        • Chemistry
        • Coding
        • Earth Science
        • General Science
        • Lab and Field Techniques
        • Marine Biology
        • Mathematics
        • Physics
        • Sensors
        • And more…

        Duration
        1 Hour

        Pax
        Min. 20

        Activity

        Method

             

        Straw No More Interview

        You will have the extraordinary opportunity to learn from an inspiring person who in 2017, at the age of 9-years-old decided to take on a project that unbeknownst to her would change the world.   She started with a mission of ridding every school in Australia of single use plastic straws in tuck shops and canteens.  This has now grown to a worldwide campaign.  Learn about her journey and why straws really do suck!

          Duration
          15-30 Minutes

          Pax
          Min. 20

          Activity
           

          Method

               

          Tropical Rainforest Sustainability Lecture & Experience

          Learn about the Far North Queensland’s Tropical Rainforest features and why its health and flora and fauna are so important not only for Australia but for the world.   You will Virtually experience one of the oldest Rainforest on Earth in an amphibious Army Duck where your experienced and knowledgeable guide will teach you about the flora and fauna of the Rainforest, different  medicinal and practical uses for some of the plants. You will also learn about the threats to the Rainforest and what we can do to protect it.

          Your virtual tour will include a drive through the Rainforest and a cruise through a lake to spot local wildlife.

            Duration
            1-2 Hours

            Pax
            Min. 20

            Activity

            Method

            Up Close and Personal Native Wildlife Experience and Wildlife Park Tour

            Learn more about Australian native animals. Be virtually guided by an experienced and knowledgeable wildlife keeper who will introduce you to Australia’s unique and diverse wildlife, both big and small.

            Discover interesting facts about crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and many more of the diverse wildlife only found in Australia. Virtual meet some of Australia’s native wildlife up close and personal! Watch a crocodile being fed, meet one of the newest additions to the ‘Koala Sanctuary’.

            Learn more about the habitats, ecosystems, environmental and conservations issues for each of the amazing animals that you meet in addition to so much more.

              Duration
              1-2 Hours

              Pax
              Min. 20

              Activity

              Method

              Virtual Group Discussion

              Virtual group discussions will provide you with an opportunity to discuss everything you have learnt in your virtual program with other participants enrolled in your program world-wide.  These discussions provide you with an opportunity to practice your English, if English is your second language, discuss topics of interest in depth and gain a network of friends and colleagues world-wide.

                Duration
                15-30 Minutes

                Pax
                Min. 20

                Activity

                Method

                     

                Waste Management and Recycling Centre Discovery Tour

                Have you ever wondered what happens to the plastic you recycle?  Learn from experts at an innovative company that is recycling plastics into usable, alternative products such as plywood, fencing, decking and much more.  You will virtually tour through their manufacturing plant and learn about the process of breaking down plastics that you use daily into reusable materials.

                  Duration
                  1-2 Hours

                  Pax
                  Min. 20

                  Activity
                   

                  Method

                  Study Buddy Bot

                  The Great Barrier Reef Academy is proud and excited to introduce our ‘Intelligent Telepresence Robot’, currently nicknamed, Study Buddy Bot.  Study Buddy Bot can be included into many of our programs.  Study Buddy Bot is able to livestream various classes in Australia to classes overseas, participate in various edu-tourism programs, lectures and workshops enabling you to engage within the local region and with local students and schools in Queensland.

                  Study Buddy Bot features include:

                  • Interactive voice chat
                  • Video chat
                  • Face & voice recognition
                  • Converts text to speech
                  • Live stream classes, workshops, activities, conferences and more
                  • Remote control

                  Example Itineraries

                  A Taste of Australian Culture Study Program 

                  Sustainable Development Goals Study Program

                  Example Custom Itinerary 3

                  Coming Soon