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


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).

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 Pod Other Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

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 Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

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

Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

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 - SEA Trek

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


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