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EXPLORATION SERIES: Shark Zone Tour

from Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek

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 NEW  - Using our portable distance learning studio, we take you directly to the animals, exhibits and habitats around Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. This tour is focused on shark research and care at Mote Aquarium. We begin with a review of the history of shark research a the lab. Then we watch a demonstration of shark husbandry and training with our biologists from atop our 135,000 gallon exhibit. We end with a Question and Answer session with our Ocean Experts.


Limited Availability: EXPLORATION SERIES tours are currently available only on Wednesdays or Fridays, between 9:00 am–945 am ET. Please make your requests at least two weeks in advance to allow us sufficient time to clear your booking with our Aquarium staff.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $80.00
By Request Premium: $72.00


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Length

Up to 30 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

100


Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Career Education, Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Zoom
Skype
WebEx
Microsoft Teams



Booking Information

Limited Availability: EXPLORATION SERIES tours are currently available only on Wednesdays or Fridays, between 9:00 am–9:45 am ET. Please make your requests at least two weeks in advance to allow us sufficient time to clear your booking with our Aquarium staff.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations should be made at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed lesson date to avoid billing. You may connect with us up to 10 minutes prior to your scheduled start time to ensure the quality of the connection. However, you must connect with us no later than 15 minutes after your start time to avoid cancellation and billing. Lesson fees will not be waived due to technical problems unless reliably traced to a malfunction on our end. You may schedule a separate, free Tech Check prior to your lesson to ensure the quality of your connection.

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Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek

Sarasota, FL
United States

Mote Marine Laboratory is a world-class, nonprofit, marine research institution located in Sarasota, FL. We provide informal science education to pre-K children through adults, aligning with state and national education standards with a focus on marine research themes through exciting, interactive lessons and authentic research experiences.

Mote Aquarium is proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and has met rigorous, professional standards for animal care, wildlife conservation and research, education and more.

Our virtual field trips are an exciting way to engage your learners with STEM topics. Dive into our aquarium and chat with a shark trainer. Or explore the Florida Keys and make observations like a real coral reef scientist. Lessons are available up to 30 or 60 minutes in length for PreK-12th + Lifelong Learners.

Contact:
Jason Robertshaw
seatrek@mote.org
(941) 388-2904

Program Details

Format

Shark Zone Tours are currently available only on Wednesdays or Fridays, between 9:00 am–9:45 am ET. Feedings usually begin at 9:30 am ET but are subject to change. We will provide as much notice as possible about any changes. Segments may vary due to weather and vetrinary priorities. We will make every effort to deliver the segments as described but may use a combination of live and recorded video when required.

9:05 - Standby. A/V checks.
9:10 - Start. Shark research at Mote.
9:20 - Sharks in our ecosystems
9:25 - Demonstration of shark husbandry by aquarium biologists
9:30 - Open Q&A with our experts
9:35 - Wrap up - visit flipgrid.com/seatrek

Objectives

Students will watch a live shark training and feeding session; learn about the history of shark research and technologies used at our lab; identify reasons for training sharks and other animals in human care; develop an appreciation for sharks and their important ecological roles; compare up to three stewardship actions they can take to help shark conservation.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RST.4 -- Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.WHST.8 -- Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.8.SL.1 -- Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
ESS3C 3-5 -- ESS3C 3-5 Human impacts on Earth systems
ESS3C 6-8 -- ESS3C 6-8 Human impacts on Earth systems
ESS3C 9-12 -- ESS3C 9-12 Human impacts on Earth systems
LS2A 3-5 -- LS2A 3-5 Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2A 6-8 -- LS2A 6-8 Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2A 9-12 -- LS2A 9-12 Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2B 3-5 -- LS2B 3-5 Cycles of matter and engergy transfer in ecosystems
LS2B 6-8 -- LS2B 6-8 Cycles of matter and engergy transfer in ecosystems
LS2B 9-12 -- LS2B 9-12 Cycles of matter and engergy transfer in ecosystems
LS4C 3-5 -- LS4C 3-5 Adaptation
LS4C 6-8 -- LS4C 6-8 Adaptation
LS4C 9-12 -- LS4C 9-12 Adaptation
LS4D 3-5 -- LS4D 3-5 Biodiversity and humans
LS4D 6-8 -- LS4D 6-8 Biodiversity and humans
LS4D 9-12 -- LS4D 9-12 Biodiversity and humans