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Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek

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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.

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Programs by Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek

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FREE: Educator Demo

 FREE!  - A great way to introduce interactive videoconferencing to teachers and professionals. Go behind-the-scenes with us and learn how to bring our engaging STEM programs to your learners. Discover affordable, easy-to-use options for connecting.

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FREE: Tech Check

 FREE! -Schedule a free Tech Check and we will test your A/V and connectivity. We can also give you a brief preview of our award-winning lessons.

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LIFE SCIENCE: Coral Reefs

Why are coral reefs important? Discover the value of coral reefs to wildlife and how important they are to people too. 

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LIFE SCIENCE: Fish

Take a virtual excursion to Mote Aquarium and meet some fishy friends. Compare and contrast the specialized structures of bony fish versus cartilagenous sharks through a simulated dissection. Explore the economic and environmental importance of...

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LIFE SCIENCE: Manatees

Do you know how to train a 3000-pound relative of the elephant? Find out how Mote Marine Laboratory cares for Hugh and Buffett, our resident manatees, and learn how big and smart they are.

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LIFE SCIENCE: Sea Turtles

Learners participate in an interactive video lesson about sea turtles through a guided game show format. This is followed by an open Q&A chat with our ocean expert.

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LIFE SCIENCE: Sharks

How smart are you about sharks? Take our interactive quiz show to uncover the mysteries and discover the truths about these fascinating creatures. In this lesson we introduce the learners to the diversity and adaptations of sharks.

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SEA ME READ: Alfie: (The Turtle That Disappeared)

The night before Nia's seventh birthday, her turtle Alfie disappears. Where did he go? Go on an adventure and discover the friendship between a girl and her turtle—from both points of view. A warm and funny story that celebrates friendship.

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SEA ME READ: Clumsy Crab

Snip, snap! Nipper the Crab hates his clumsy claws. Read along with us as we find out how useful they can eventually be.

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SEA ME READ: If a Dolphin Were a Fish

Join us on this ocean adventure as we discover what makes a mammal a mammal and how creatures have adapted to live in the sea. Students will also learn about dolphin diversity using literacy and reading comprehension skills.

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SEA ME READ: Shark Baby

When Shark Baby’s egg case is torn loose in a storm, he goes on a journey across kelp forests, coral reefs, and seagrass meadows. He needs to find the “mermaid” to find out where he belongs. Will he find his way back? Read along with us to find out.

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SEA ME READ: Smiley Shark

SMILE! Join us on an ocean adventure and meet a lonely shark who loves to smile. Read along as we help him save the day and find some friends.

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SEA Me Read: Swimming With Sharks

 NEW - In the 1930s few people dared to explore the depths of the sea, and none were women. But Genie wasn’t afraid. Follow “the Shark Lady” as she uncovers the mysteries of the world’s most feared fish!

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SPECIAL: Endless Oceans–Lifelong Learning Series

Curious about our oceans? Interested in expanding your knowledge while also expanding your network? We welcome you to explore the world of marine science through this engaging series of virtual classes hosted by Mote education professionals.

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SPECIAL: Marine Careers

Dive into marine science and discover what it takes to be an aquarium biologist, shark scientist, sea turtle researcher and more!

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TOUR: Manatee Habitat (outdoors)

Find out the favorite foods of Hugh and Buffett, our resident manatees, as we visit them during feeding time. Join us atop our 75,000 gallon habitat with our aquarium biologist as we learn about these amazing marine mammals.

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TOUR: Shark Zone (outdoors)

Dive into our aquarium for a live shark feeding and training program. Learn about shark research and watch a live demonstration of shark husbandry and training with our biologists from atop our 135,000 gallon exhibit.

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TOUR: Shark Zone (studio)

Dive into our aquarium for a simulated shark training session. This lesson is focused on shark research and husbandry at Mote Marine Laboratory.

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Jason Robertshaw   seatrek@mote.org
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota FL 34236
(941) 388-2904
United States

https://mote.org/seatrek

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek cover:

Problem Based Learning
Video Conferencing Awareness
Video Conferencing Planning and Implementation
Video Conferencing Presentation Skills
Industrial Technology
STEM
Social and Emotional Learning( SEL)
Career Education
Language Arts/English
Professional Development
Sciences
Character Education
Literacy
Reading
Professional Learning Community
Best Practice

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

This video conference was excellent. It was perfectly suited to kindergarten students in timing and execution. The host was very engaging and the kids really liked him. It was a wonderful experience for our students, thank you very much.
– Ms. Z, Hillsborough Elementary School, Hillsborough, NJ