Read: Swimming With Sharks

by  Mote Marine Laboratory

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[STUDIO - K–3]   In the 1930s few people dared to explore the depths of the sea, and none were women. But Genie wasn’t afraid. Follow “the Shark Lady” as she uncovers the mysteries of the world’s most feared fish!

Swimming With Sharks, the Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark

We read this biographical story aloud with your students and then engage in a learning segment to help build critical thinking skills, promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, STEM engagement, and reading comprehension.

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About This Program


By Request: $90.00
By Request Premium: $81.00

Programming available 9:00 am–5:00 pm ET. Weekend and after hours (5 pm ET) requests are available for an additional fee. There is a convenience fee for calls that require rental of a H.323/SIP Room Connector.

Billing Questions: please contact our Operations & Administration Manager (educate@mote.org, 941-388-4441;348).

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Up to 30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod Other Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Problem Solving, Reading, Sciences, Technology/Information Science, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang OutOther

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

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Effective 8/15/2023, the following policies apply to ALL Mote Outreach (Classroom, Auditorium, Science Talks, Exploration Stations) and SEA Trek programs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hP-jZjauyF4uEDxjuMom3OajUwayUCzDPjLA58FKCR4/edit?usp=sharing

About This Provider

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Mote Marine Laboratory

Sarasota, FL
United States

Experience the wonders of the ocean from the comfort of your own classroom with Mote Marine Laboratory's Virtual Field Trips! As a world-class, AZA-accredited nonprofit marine research institution, we bring the excitement of authentic research and hands-on learning to you. From chatting with a shark trainer in our stunning aquarium, to exploring the Florida Keys and observing coral reefs like a real scientist, our virtual lessons are designed to engage and inspire your students. Aligned with state and national education standards, our lessons range from 30 to 60 minutes and provide a unique and thrilling way to dive into STEM topics. Join us on a virtual adventure and unlock the mysteries of the ocean!

Jason Robertshaw
(941) 388-2904

Program Details


In this program, Mote Marine Laboratory will present a media-rich lesson on sharks.
1. Shark Emoji, shark diversity guessing game and prior knowledge (KWL) (5 minutes)
2. The story of Swimming With Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark (10 minutes)
3. Creative Minds, help answer a few questions about the story and about shark scientist (5 minutes)
4. Questions and Answers (5-10 minutes)


Participants will use collaborative technologies to connect with others and contribute to the conversation through voice, audio, and chat.
Participants will use literacy, reading, and writing comprehension skills to complete various simulated scientific journaling exercises.
Participants will develop an appreciation for the adaptations, behaviors, and diversity of sharks and other marine life by completing a simple shark anatomy activity together.
Participants will compare the careers of Dr. Eugenie Clark as a pioneer of ocean exploration to those of other women currently working in STEM fields through a photo identification game.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.5 -- Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RF.3b -- Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.1 -- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.4 -- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
A list of alignment to Common Core standards is available from Albert Whitman Co.

State Standards

LAFS.K.RL.1.1, SC.2.L.16.1, SC.2.L.17.2