Explore the Great Barrier Reef during Stamp Collecting Month 2018
The Great Barrier Reef is the star of this year’s Stamp Collecting Month (SCM). The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world and the largest living structure on the planet. The reef is home to 600 types of soft and hard corals, more than 100 species of jellyfish, 3,000 varieties of molluscs, 500 worm species, 1,600 types of fish, 133 species of sharks and rays and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins. Plus, 2018 has been declared the International Year of the Reef, and much work is being done to protect the Reef from the pressures of climate change.
SCM runs through the whole of August and there’s something to appeal to people of all ages:
SCM is aimed at primary school-aged children and brings a fascinating topic to life through stamps. Why not explore the Great Barrier Reef in your classroom, with our fantastic educational resources including units of work tailored to specific year levels and with links to the national curriculum. The SCM website is a great resource – there’s a fun and informative video on there, too.
Stamp Collecting Month 2018 runs during August. The Reef Safari stamp issue is available from 1 August 2018, online, at participating Post Offices and via mail order on 1800 331 794, while stocks last.
This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.