Mote's Science Lecture Series

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. in the Wave Center on the main aquarium campus (doors open at 5 p.m.) and includes a live presentation and a Q&A session. Lectures are also live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person.



2024 Mote-ivational Mondays Lineup


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January 8, 2024

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

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


January 15, 2024

Dr. Jennifer Toyoda
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ecotoxicology

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


January 22, 2024

Dr. Ryan Schloesser
Senior Scientist & Program Manager, Fisheries

"Not your average fish tale! Exploring sustainability through fisheries ecology and stock enhancement science"


January 29, 2024

Dr. Kirstie Francis
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Microbiology

"From the seafloor to the medicine cabinet: Establishing a natural product drug discovery program at Mote Marine Laboratory"


For further assistance, questions or concerns, contact Susan May at







Sponsorship Opportunities


  • “Presented by” with logo (or name)on all promotional materials related to event including:
  • Digital Invitation – 100,000+
  • Website banner
  • Welcome slide
  • Opportunity to have onsite presence at live presentation
  • Partner listing and link on Mote website
  • Targeted social media recognition “Special Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor”
  • 10 passes to each special lecture


MISSON | $1,500

  • Logo (or name) on all promotional materials related to event including:
  • Digital Invitation – 100,000
  • Website banner
  • Welcome slide
  • Partner listing and link on Mote Website
  • 5 passes to each special lecture


Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Jake Siciliano at (941) 388-4441 x131 or