Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek

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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!

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Programs by Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek

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FREE: Earth Day Estuary Exploration

[4/22/2024]Go on a seashore safari without getting wet during our Earth Day excursion into Sarasota Bay. Live from atop our floating education platform, embark on a sightseeing adventure over mudflats, seagrass meadows, and mangrove trees.

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LS2: Mollusks

Shell-ebrate invertebrates with a deep dive into the world of mollusks. From octopus suckers to slimy snails, marvel at their many adaptations. Explore their vital role throughout history and how many now struggle for survival. Optional dissection.

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LS3A: Sharks & Rays

Are you smart about sharks? Uncover the mysteries and discover the truths about sharks and rays with the experts from Mote Marine Laboratory.

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LS3B: Bony Fish

Dive deep into the world of fish and get closer than you ever imagined. Learn their secrets of survival and how they became one of the most diverse groups of animals on earth.

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LS5A: 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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LS6A: Manatees

When a manatee sings, what does it mean? Through innovative research, Mote is using science to power conservation to help manatees survive and thrive in our changing seas.

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R1: Smiley Shark

[PK–2] 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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R2: Clumsy Crab

[PK–2]  Snip, snap! Nipper the Crab hates his clumsy claws. Read along with us as we find out how useful they can eventually be.#Invertebrates #SEL #Reading #Literacy #STEM #Books #LanguageArts #English

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R3: Shark Baby

[K–3]  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 figure out where he belongs. Help him find his way back!#Sharks #Habitats...

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R4: If a Dolphin Were a Fish

[K–3]  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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R5: Otto the Otter–A Big Surprise

[K–3]  We are otterly ecstatic for otters! Celebrate these sleek and wonderful watershed creatures with a storybook about their underwater lives. Then virtually meet our North American river otters.#Otters #Mammals #Adaptations #Wetlands #Reading ...

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R6: Alfie: (The Turtle That Disappeared)

[K–3]  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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R7: Swimming With Sharks

[K–4]  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!#Sharks #WomenInSTEM #Reading #Literacy...

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SEA 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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SEA SCIENCE: HABs (Red Tides)

Join us for an eye-watering exploration of the science, impact, and solutions surrounding Red Tides. Led by Mote’s ocean experts, this engaging presentation will reveal some of the mysteries of red tides and how they affect our environment...

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SEA SCIENCE: Lifelong Learning Topics

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.

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SEA SCIENCE: 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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SEA SCIENCE: Shark Training

[Indoors] Dive into the fascinating world of shark research with a simulated shark training session!

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SEA TOUR: Aquarium

[Indoors] Say goodnight to your favorite sea creatures as we virtually visit them after dark. Get up close and personal, and learn about their habitats, behaviors, and conservation efforts.

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SEA TOUR: Manatees

[Outdoors] Find out the favorite foods of our resident manatee, as we visit 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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SEA TOUR: Seashores

[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.

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SEA TOUR: Sharks

[Outdoors] Dive into an immersive adventure as we transport you to the heart of shark research and care at Mote Aquarium. From our observation post above the 135,000-gallon habitat, you will see a live training and feeding demonstration.

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SEASONAL 10: A-SCARE-IUM

Make time for slime as we virtually dive into Mote Aquarium and meet some of our kookiest and spookiest sea creatures. Join us for a fun, family-friendly SEAsonal visit to Mote's A-SCARE-IUM.

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SEASONAL 12: Jingle Shells

Make a splash with your class this winter SEA-son by diving into some undersea mysteries.

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TEACH: 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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TEACH: 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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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:

Career Education
Industrial Technology
Language Arts/English
Literacy
Problem Based Learning
Professional Development
Reading
Sciences
Social and Emotional Learning( SEL)
STEM

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

I love these programs! I think the students like them as they are outside of what we normally do in class and they get to ask questions.

– Ms. B, Granville, NY

As Featured on the CILC Why Distance Learning Podcast.