SPECIAL: Mote and The Bay: Explore “The Bay” (virtual)

by  Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek

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Go on a lively journey with Mote as we explore and learn about local habitats and adaptations during a virtual visit to the new “Bay Park.” This interactive science exploration will take you virtually to “The Bay” to learn more about this new community park. During this class, students will be transformed into scientists to learn how to use tools and to make observations. Students will learn what it’s like to be a scientist while investigating plants, animals, and the bay environment along the way. Each student will be provided with a Field Guide to follow along and take notes.

In addition to the virtual exploration, a kit centered on the watershed is available to teachers for check out. As a follow up, students are invited to visit The Bay with their families and to check out a backpack with hands-on learning materials so that they can share what they learned with their family.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $0.00


Complementary to Sarasota classrooms thanks to the generosity of Community Foundation of Sarasota County through The Bay. All others, $90.


Available either as a 30 or 60 minute program.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek

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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. 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.

About This Provider

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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.

Jason Robertshaw
(941) 388-2904

Program Details


1. Welcome and intro.
2. Discussion of different ocean habitats
3. Introduction to "The Bay" and Estuaries
4. Virtual walk through "The Bay" project exploring habitats and scientific tools
-Students will make observations and take notes.
5. Review of humans can impacts our local environments & conservation message
6. Questions and answers


The participant will:
- explore different habitats
- learn how to use different science tools
- learn the skills of making observations and taking notes
- understand how humans can impact their environment

Standards Alignment

State Standards

SC.K.N1.5, SC.1.N.1.3, SC.2.L.17.2, SC.3.N.1.1, SC.4.L.17.4, SC.5.L.17.1