Find out the favorite foods of our resident manatee, as we visit during feeding time. We use our portable distance learning studio to get you up close from atop our 75,000 gallon habitat. This tour is focused on manatee husbandry at Mote. You talk with our aquarium biologist and learn about these amazing marine mammals. We review the history of manatee research at Mote then watch them get fed. We end with a Question and Answer session with our Ocean Experts.
By Request: $200.00By Request Premium: $180.00
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.
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Sarasota Teachers: Our EdExploreSRQ listings are eligible for funding from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, as well as the Education Foundation of Sarasota County. Find out how to fund your virtual field trip.
Up to 45 minutes, all ages
Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod Other Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff
Career Education, Professional Development, Sciences, STEM
The best times for tours are Wednesdays or Fridays, between 9:00 am–9:30 am ET or 11:00–11:30 am ET. This tour takes place outdoors and may vary due to weather or veterinary priorities and is subject to change. We will provide as much notice as possible about any changes. We will make every effort to deliver the segments as described but may use a combination of live and recorded video when required. Please make your requests at least three weeks in advance.
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for one low price when you purchase the CILC
Virtual Expeditions package.
For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672
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
Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek
This is a typical format for this program. Timing may vary.10 - Start. Meet our manatees10 - Manatee research and husbandry at Mote.05 - Demonstration of manatee care and feeding by aquarium biologists15 - Open Q&A with our experts05 - Wrap up
Participants will watch a manatee care and feeding session; learn about the history of manatee research at Mote; identify reasons for training manatees and other animals in human care; develop an appreciation for marine mammals and their important ecological roles; compare up to three stewardship actions they can take to help ocean conservation.
ESS3C 3-5 -- Human impacts on Earth systemsESS3C 6-8 -- Human impacts on Earth systemsESS3C 9-12 -- Human impacts on Earth systemsLS2A 3-5 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystemsLS2A 6-8 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystemsLS2A 9-12 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystemsLS2B 3-5 -- Cycles of matter and engergy transfer in ecosystemsLS2B 6-8 -- Cycles of matter and engergy transfer in ecosystemsLS2B 9-12 -- Cycles of matter and engergy transfer in ecosystemsLS4C 3-5 -- AdaptationLS4C 6-8 -- AdaptationLS4C 9-12 -- AdaptationLS4D 3-5 -- Biodiversity and humansLS4D 6-8 -- Biodiversity and humansLS4D 9-12 -- Biodiversity and humansNA
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North Mankato, MN 56003
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A program of the South Central Service Cooperative, an Education Service Agency with its headquarters in southern Minnesota.