by  Mote Marine Laboratory

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From ghost sharks to zombie worms, the ocean is full of creepy creatures that slither and slime, wiggle and wind through the deep sea. Dive into a Shalloween celebration of spooktacular creatures like skeleton shrimp, vampire squid, hagfish and more as we learn what lurks under the waves. It's a time of fish, fun, and delightful frightfuls for buoys and ghouls of all ages inside Mote's A-SCARE-IUM.

#October #Halloween #Autumn #Fall #Slime #Ocean

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About This Program


By Request: $90.00
By Request Premium: $81.00

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 seatrek@mote.org, 941-388-4441;250.

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Up to 30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

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

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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!

Jason Robertshaw
(941) 388-2904

Program Details


In this interactive virtual lesson, participants will speak with Mote's ocean experts on the topic of spooky ocean creatures.

  • 05 min: Introduction and prior knowledge
  • 15 min: A-Scare-ium Tour and Riddles
  • 10 min: Slime Time and Underwater Pumpkin Carvings
  • 5–10 min: Questions and answers


Biodiversity and Adaptations: To provide participants with an understanding of the diverse range of marine species and their unique adaptations to survive in their respective environments. Participants will learn about various kooky and spooky sea creatures such as lionfish, jellyfish, sharks, and giant squid. Participants will understand the specific adaptations these creatures have developed to thrive in their habitats.

Promoting Environmental Awareness and Conservation: To raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy marine ecosystem and the role of each showcased species within it. Participants will gain insight into the ecological significance of each species, including their role in the food chain and ecosystem balance. Participants will be educated about the potential threats these creatures face due to factors like overfishing, habitat destruction, and pollution, promoting a sense of responsibility for marine conservation.

Encouraging Scientific Curiosity: To challenge misconceptions and foster a sense of scientific inquiry by dispelling myths surrounding certain seemingly scary sea creatures. Participants will learn accurate information about creatures like sharks, addressing common misconceptions and emphasizing their vital role in maintaining healthy oceans. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions, engage in discussions, and explore scientific concepts related to marine biology, fostering curiosity and critical thinking.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Ocean Literacy Principles

  • OLP #5 – The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems
  • OLP #6 – The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected

ISTE Standards

  • 1.7 Global Collaborator – Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.

Next Generation Science Standards

    5th Grade
  • 5-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

  • 5-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

  • 6th - 8th Grades
  • MS-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • MS-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
  • MS-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

  • 9th - 12th Grades
  • HS-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions (secondary to HS-LS2-7)
  • HS-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
  • HS-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

State Standards

Florida State Standards
SC.3.L.15.1, SC.3.L.17.1, SC.3.N.1.1, SC.3.N.1.4, SC.3.N.1.7, SC.4.L.16.3, SC.4.L.17.2, SC.4.L.17.4, SC.4.N.1.1, SC.4.N.1.8, SC.5.L.15.1, SC.5.L.17.1, SC.6.L.15.1, SC.7.L.15.1, SC.7.L.15.2, S.C.7.L..15.3, SC.7.L.17.1, SC.8.N.4.1, SC.8.N.4.2