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If you are a representative of an arts, science or history organization in Sarasota or Manatee counties that is interested in offering an experience (“Exploration”) for Sarasota County School District students, we invite you to join the EdExploreSRQ community. Below are a few simple steps you need to take so that we can learn a little more about you and your organization and the types of opportunities you offer for K-12 students. 

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These are the activities that children will always remember. These experiences shape what kind of learners our children become.

Dr. Laura Kingsley

Former Assistant Superintendent & Cheif Academic Officer
Sarasota County School District

Example Exploration: The Secret Garden & Sarasota Ballet

Application Steps for EdExploreSRQ

Step #1 Register for the EdExploreSRQ site.

Step #2 Login to your user dashboard and complete your Provider Profile.

Step #3 Once your Provider profile has been approved, submit your Explorations. 

PLEASE NOTE: Not all Explorations are guaranteed to be approved, even if you have been approved as a Provider. ALL programs and activities on EdExploreSRQ must be approved by Sarasota County School District staff to meet their stated applicable Florida Standards, so teachers and principals can reserve them with confidence.

Please allow 5 business days for the Exploration review and approval process.

Florida Standards & Benchmarks

To access the Standards/Benchmarks for each area please use the links below.

The Florida Standards:

English Language Arts


Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Benchmarks:


Social Studies

Career and Technical Education Programs

Art, Dance, Music and Theatre

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is extremely privileged to partner with The Patterson Foundation on this funding opportunity to ensure these marvelous experiential learning opportunities based on the assets we have here in culture, arts, the environment.

Roxie Jerde

President & CEO
Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Bookmarking Explorations

Once registered, teachers will have the ability to ‘bookmark’ Explorations, so they can find them easily later. This button will be available on any of your Explorations that are approved.