Hello teachers! Mote is excited to welcome you back for the 2022-23 school year. We look forward to sharing the ocean and Mote research with you and your students. All Mote programs are aligned with standards to help students meet requirements on state assessment tests. Experienced Mote Educators lead your program, giving your students access to Mote’s world-class marine research and helping them learn science concepts while inspiring wonder about the world around us.
Mote SEA Trek – award-winning virtual programs in your classroom
Mote Marine Laboratory has over 20 years of experience delivering secure, two-way, interactive virtual experiences to Sarasota classrooms. We connect your learners to our STEM subject matter experts and engage their curiosity with science demonstrations and lively animal encounters. We can see and hear your learners and they can see and hear us via private, safe, interactive videoconferencing connections. Our award winning lessons are based on over 60 years of marine research at our lab and are available in 30 and 60 minute lengths with options for K-12th grades.
Find out what you need to connect.
Sarasota teachers – ask your school TSP for help. They have cameras and equipment available to help you connect successfully!
Off Campus Field Trips
STEM Explorations – indoor programs at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
We create a custom agenda for you based on your class size, arrival and departure time, and options selected during registration. Your group will be split into sets of up to 20 students. Students sets will rotate between the indoor STEM Exploration and tours of Mote Aquarium and Marine Mammal Center. Admission to Mote Marine Aquarium and Marine Mammal Center is included. STEM Explorations are one hour in length for kindergarten through 12th grade. We recommend groups plan to spend 3-4 hours total at Mote for their program, picnic lunch, and tours.
Field Explorations – outdoor programs at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Field Explorations are outdoor, water-based programs for up to 30 students per session. There is no chaperone limit for Field Explorations. Programs are one hour. All Explorations include admission to Mote Aquarium and Marine Mammal Center.
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
by Loran Wlordarski and illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein
Join Delfina the dolphin as she imagines that she becomes other animals. Readers will watch Delfina become a fish with gills, a sea turtle laying eggs, a pelican with feathers, an octopus without bones, a shark with a sense of smell and even a vegetarian manatee. The incredible “morphing” illustrations will have children laughing as they learn about the real differences between these animals! 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.
We read this fictional story aloud with your students and then engage in a learning segment to help build critical thinking skills, promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, STEM engagement, and reading comprehension. A special thanks to Arbordale Publishing for making this lesson possible.
Jason Robertshaw, Program Manager for Virtual Learning
30 min, $72