SEA TOUR: Talks from the Dock

by  Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek

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[Outdoors] Go on a seashore safari without getting wet during our virtual excursion into Sarasota Bay. Live from atop our floating education platform, embark on a sightseeing adventure over mudflats, seagrass meadows, and mangrove trees. Uncover the challenges sea creatures face living between the tides and maybe wave to a scientist working alongside us on the docks. You never know what we will find when we explore the estuary together. From shark pups to grownups, this program is suitable for all ages.

Tours are best at low tide. Please check the Sarasota tide tables to find the best time to request this program.

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About This Program


By Request: $200.00
By 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.

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.


Up to 45 minutes, all ages

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 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

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Primary Disciplines

Industrial Technology, Professional Development, Sciences, STEM

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Booking Information

Please make your requests at least two weeks in advance. Tours are best at low tide. Please check the Sarasota tide table to find the best time to request this program (https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions.html?id=8726034)

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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.

This tour takes place outdoors and depends on the weather. We reserve the right to reschedule or delay the start time due to inclement weather or water temperatures. We will provide as much notice of schedule changes as reasonably possible.

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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. This tour begins with an introduction and orientation using our Google Maps (goo.gl/maps/Smsza7p8YyLWzNGa9).

  2. Virtual tour of Sarasota Bay estuary. Creatures we often see include pelicans, dolphins, manatees, conchs, seahorses, and crabs. We will examine different marine plants like seagrass, mangrove trees, and seaweeds. Follow along with your own virtual bingo card (https://bingobaker.com#d839a6191f08d3c2).
  3. Time is allowed for questions and answers.
  4. After your visit, go to Mote's Flip Discovery Library for more free resources (admin.flipgrid.com/discovery/partners/mote-marine-laboratory).


  1. Students will gain a better understanding of the form & function of ocean animals.
  2. Students will be able to recall different habitats and ocean animal adaptations.
  3. Students will understand why Mote studies our oceans.
  4. Students will appreciate the biodiversity in our ocean and the importance of protecting them.