Roam from Home

Roam From HomeHappy Trails, Cultural Connections and "Mote-ivational" Monday Lecture Series are FREE live interactive programs for adults.  Programs are developed in collaboration with CILC, the National Park Service, Central Michigan University and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium


Happy Trails

National Park Service
The Happy Trails programs delivered on the second Tuesday of the month are delivered by a partnership with the National Park Service

Discover the great wonders and expand your historic knowledge of the United States through the National Park Service. Attendees will virtually visit majestic parks from all corners of the United States and learn about historic sites and monuments with our Happy Trails programming.

Cultural ConnectionsCMU Museum Logo

Cultural Connections programs delivered on the Second Friday of the month have been generously underwritten by Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University is a public research university located in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and was established in 1892. The CMU Museum of Cultural & Natural History supports research and teaching in cultural and natural history. It also serves as a laboratory for students enrolled in the Museum Studies minor.

Mote-ivational Mondays Lecture SeriesMote Marine Laboratory

Every January, Mote hosts its Science Lecture Series featuring Mote scientists who share their world-class research on Monday evenings. Each lecture takes place from 6 –7:30 p.m. and includes a live presentation and a Q&A session. PRESENTED BY BANK OF AMERICA

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, based in Sarasota, Florida, has conducted marine research since its founding as a small, one-room laboratory in 1955. Since then, Mote has grown to encompass more than 20 research and conservation programs that span the spectrum of marine science: sustainable aquaculture systems designed to alleviate growing pressures on wild fish populations; red tide research that works to inform the public and mitigate the adverse effects of red tide with innovative technologies; marine animal science, conservation and rehabilitation programs dedicated to the protection of animals such as sea turtles, manatees and dolphins; and much more. Mote Aquarium, accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, is open 365 days per year.

Check out the schedule below.

New Years Traditions - Mongolia, India, Ghana and Spain

by Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural and Natural History

How do different cultures around the world celebrate this universal holiday? This program will feature international college students as they share their experiences and traditions associated with the start of the new year. Come with questions!

Friday, December 8, 2023

3 pm ET

Happy Trails: Exploring an Ancient Maze Cave

by Wind Cave National Park

Exploration and features of Wind Cave

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

4:00 pm ET

Dr. Demian Chapman, Senior Scientist & Program Manager, Sharks & Rays Conservation

by Mote Marine Laboratory

Fifty shades of gray sharks: New hope to save species in the Family Carcharhinidae

Monday, January 8, 2024

6 pm ET

Adinkra Symbols (Ghana)

by Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural and Natural History

Meet Sarah, an international student from Ghana! Sarah will talk about the origins and meanings behind Adinkra symbols and how they are used within culture today. Participants will also be introduced to traditional dances and foods found within Ghana and will have the opportunity to ask Sarah questions about her home country.

Friday, January 12, 2024

3 pm ET

Dr. Jennifer Toyoda, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ecotoxicology

by Mote Marine Laboratory

Turning the Tide: Research to monitor, measure, and mitigate Florida red tides

Monday, January 15, 2024

6 pm ET

Dr. Ryan Schloesser, Senior Scientist & Program Manager, Fisheries

by Mote Marine Laboratory

Not your average fish tale! Exploring Sustainability through Fisheries Ecology and Stock

Monday, January 22, 2024

6 pm ET

Dr. Kirstie Francis, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Microbiology

by Mote Marine Laboratory

From the Seafloor to the Medicine Cabinet: Establishing a Natural Product Drug Discovery

Monday, January 29, 2024

6 pm ET

Museums & Sculptures of Madrid (Spain)

by Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural and Natural History

Discover the museums and sculptures of Madrid with Caroline, an international student from Spain. Caroline will share the rich histories of several famous institutions within the city and their cultural significance both regionally and globally.

Friday, February 9, 2024

3 pm ET