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Tour: Manatees

by  Mote Marine Laboratory

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[OUTDOORS] 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.


The best time to schedule this tour is on Wednesdays or Fridays, between 9:00 am–9:30 am ET or 11:00–11:30 am ET. Please make your requests at least three weeks in advance.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $200.00
By Request Premium: $180.00


The best time to schedule this tour is on Wednesdays or Fridays, between 9:00 am–9:30 am ET or 11:00–11:30 am ET. Please make your requests at least three weeks in advance. 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).

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.


Length

Up to 45 minutes, all ages


Target Audience

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

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

100


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Professional Development, Sciences, STEM


Program Delivery Mode

ZoomOther



Booking Information

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 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!

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

Program Details

Format

This is a typical format for this program. Timing may vary.

10 - Start. Meet our manatees
10 - Manatee research and husbandry at Mote.
05 - Demonstration of manatee care and feeding by aquarium biologists
15 - Open Q&A with our experts
05 - Wrap up

Objectives

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.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS3C 3-5 -- Human impacts on Earth systems
ESS3C 6-8 -- Human impacts on Earth systems
ESS3C 9-12 -- Human impacts on Earth systems
LS2A 3-5 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2A 6-8 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2A 9-12 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2B 3-5 -- Cycles of matter and engergy transfer in ecosystems
LS2B 6-8 -- Cycles of matter and engergy transfer in ecosystems
LS2B 9-12 -- Cycles of matter and engergy transfer in ecosystems
LS4C 3-5 -- Adaptation
LS4C 6-8 -- Adaptation
LS4C 9-12 -- Adaptation
LS4D 3-5 -- Biodiversity and humans
LS4D 6-8 -- Biodiversity and humans
LS4D 9-12 -- Biodiversity and humansNA