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Discover the wonders of the ocean with Mote Marine Laboratory's virtual SEA Talk. These hour-long presentations are geared for lifelong learners and explore the latest research and advancements in marine science at our lab. Learn from experts in the field and gain a deeper understanding of the ocean's diverse ecosystems and the critical role they play in our world. 

Please indicate in the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CONTENT PROVIDER TO KNOW field which lecture topic you prefer. Available topics include:
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Coral Reef Restoration
  • Harmful Algal Blooms (red tide)
  • Invertebrates
  • Marine Careers
  • Marine Mammals
  • Sea Turtles
  • Sharks & Rays
  • Eugenie Clark and the History of Mote Marine Laboratory

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About This Program


By Request: $180.00
By Request Premium: $162.00


Up to 60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners Other Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Economics/Business, Industrial Technology, Professional Development, Sciences, STEM, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Visit our Flipgrid Discovery Library for additional free resources related to our lessons: https://admin.flipgrid.com/discovery/partners/81

Booking Information

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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

You may reschedule a lesson once per request at no charge for any reason by emailing seatrek@mote.org or calling 941-388-2904. Please let us know at least 48 hours prior to your lesson date. Fees will be waived due to technical problems only if they are reliably traced to a malfunction on our end. You may schedule a separate, free Tech Check prior to your lesson to ensure the quality of your connection here: https://www.cilc.org/ContentProvider/Program.aspx?id=7743

You may connect with us up to 10 minutes prior to your scheduled start time to ensure the quality of the connection. However, you must connect with us no later than 15 minutes after your start time to avoid cancellation and billing.

For lessons with a fee, an invoice will be sent to you after we confirm your requests. Requests for lessons are an obligation for payment. Checks should be made out to Mote Marine Laboratory, Inc.

Please send payment to:
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, Florida 34236

Payment is due within 30 days of delivery of lessons. There will be a 5% interest charge per month on late invoices. Late payment may affect our ability to offer you connections in the future. If your organization cannot pay by check, please email us at educate@mote.org to arrange payment via credit card. All credit card transactions are subject to a base fee of $3.50 + 2.9% of your payment amount. This processing fee is non-refundable and is in addition to your program fees.

Billing Questions: please contact Lauren Markham, Operations & Administration Manager (educate@mote.org, 941-388-4441;348).

There is a convenience fee for calls that require rental of a H.323/SIP Room Connector. Weekend and after hours (5 pm ET) requests are available for an additional fee.

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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


Visit Mote's Flipgrid Discovery Library for free resources related to this lesson: https://admin.flipgrid.com/discovery/partners/mote-marine-laboratory


1. This program begins with an overview of the location and history of research at Mote Marine Laboratory.
2. We then present a lecture on the topic you've selected: Available topics include: Aquaculture and Fisheries, Coral Reef Restoration, Harmful Algal Blooms (red tide), Invertebrates, Marine Careers, Marine Mammals, Sea Turtles, or Sharks & Rays.
3. The presentation may include virtual behind-the-scenes tours, examples of scientists working in the field and laboratories, and related conservation messages.
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Subject Areas
Life Sciences

Ocean Literacy Principles
OLP #5 The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems
OLP #6 The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected