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FREE: Wild About Wildlife Virtual Summer Camp

by  Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek

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Join us as we embark on an action-packed virtual summer adventure.

Sessions will feature educators from Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Mote Marine Laboratory and Zoo Miami.

Week-long virtual camp experiences will feature half-day morning schedules filled with animal observations, experiments, games, crafts and educational lessons hosted by educators from each organization. The camp will focus on wildlife and the environment. Themes will vary each week throughout the summer and activities will be tied to the weekly theme. Camp sessions will feature a mix of live, prerecorded and do-at-your-own-pace content. Lessons are targeted for children ages 6 to 9; however, other ages are welcome to register and participate.

Follow this link and click the appropriate links to register as an individual/family or camp group for each weekly session: https://mote.org/events/details/virtual-wild-about-wildlife

Program Rating

This program has not yet been evaluated.

About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $0.00
Point to Point Premium: $0.00

FREE!


Cost for individuals and families: Free, voluntary donations can be made during the registration process. Donations will be evenly distributed among organizations that helped make this program possible to support their environmental and educational missions. Thank you for your generosity during these challenging times.
Cost for camp groups: $50 per week with login access for one device. Fees will be evenly distributed among organizations that helped make this program possible to support their environmental and educational missions.

Donations and fees will support the following organizations:

Friends of Manatee Lagoon: This non-profit is dedicated to expanding environmental education in Palm Beach County through future enhanced exhibits and experiential learning opportunities. Friends of Manatee Lagoon is a separate 501(c)(3) organization from Manatee Lagoon.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center: This is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium: This is a nonprofit marine research laboratory and public Aquarium comprising world-class marine scientists and staff committed to the belief that the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans begins with research and education.
Zoo Miami Foundation: This is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that supports Zoo Miami through education, conservation, and outreach programs; marketing and public relations; volunteer services and financial support for the construction of new exhibits. Rated a four out of four by Charity Navigator, Zoo Miami Foundation’s mission is to foster community pride and involvement with Zoo Miami and to secure financial support for the zoo.

Length

Up to 3 session each day, each session up to 60 minutes.


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod Targeted toward ages 6 to 9, however other ages are welcome to register. Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

100


Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Community Interests, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Reading, Sciences, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), STEM, Technology/Information Science, Writing


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom
WebEx


The camp is hosted on the Google Classroom platform, where activity information can be accessed as it becomes available throughout the week. Sessions feature a variety of live lessons, as well as supplemental prerecorded videos and at-home activities and printables. Live lessons are presented via either Zoom or WebEx Events and information on the platforms can be found in the camp welcome packet. Directions and links to join each live lesson become available in the classroom at or just before the scheduled lesson start time. *Please note, lives lessons offered in Zoom are limited to the first 100 campers who access the link. If you are unable to view the live lesson, a recording of the lesson will be posted in the classroom afterwards.


Booking Information

Space is limited and registration is required for all participants. Parents and legal guardians may complete one registration per household at no cost. Camp organizations hosting their own camps may register for a modest fee to access the camp content from a single device to share with their campers. Registrants are not required to participate in every lesson during a session. The camp schedule is provided as a guide for the week; however, participants can choose which lessons and activities they want to join or complete throughout the week. Follow this link and click the appropriate links to register as an individual/family or camp group for each weekly session: https://mote.org/events/details/virtual-wild-about-wildlife

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

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

There is no fee to participate, however voluntary donations will be accepted and will be evenly distributed among organizations which helped to make this program possible to support their environmental and educational missions. Please note, Manatee Lagoon's proceeds will be directed to Friends of Manatee Lagoon, which is a separate 501(c)(3) organization.

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.

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

Program Details

Format

The virtual camp sessions are designed to span a daily three-hour window throughout a week. Each day includes about three main topics consisting of live video lessons, with prerecorded videos and supplemental activities. Depending on the camper’s pace, there will likely be some break time within the three-hour window.

Objectives

The camp sessions are designed to span a daily three-hour window from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. throughout a week. The schedule of a session includes three main topics each day which typically feature a live video lesson, with some prerecorded videos and supplemental activities, such as printable coloring sheets, worksheets, quizzes and simple experiments. These main topics typically become visible in the classroom at the time they are scheduled. There are also other activities, such as questions of the day and a camp song, for campers to experience during the week.