Lifelong Learning at Mote

Endless Oceans: Conservation in the Community

Curious about our oceans? Wonder what kinds of conservation initiatives are underway in your own backyard? Interested in expanding your knowledge while also expanding your network?

Building on the success of the Endless Oceans: Marine Science 101 course, Mote is proud to announce our newest adult learning opportunity, Endless Oceans: Conservation in the Community.  This 9-week adult education course is designed to give lifelong learners the opportunity to discover and explore the Gulf Coast’s vibrant community of environmental conservation organizations.

Each class will be led by one of Mote’s professional educators and will feature a guest expert from a partner organization working to promote environmental conservation. Join us this spring and continue your lifelong learning journey with Mote Marine Laboratory.

Ages: Adult participants, 18 years or older
Dates: February 10 to March 30
Times: Mondays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with optional Coffee Connections)

Optional Activities:

  • Coffee Connections: 8:30-9:00am. Come mingle with peers over complimentary morning coffee to discuss the assigned course readings, like interests and engage with your instructors!
  • Weekend field trips: For full semester students only (dates & times tbd)





  • One class
    • $30 members
    • $35 non-members
  • Full Semester (8 Classes + optional weekend field trips)
    • $200 for members
    • $250 for non-members

Contact: Email or call Shaun Swartz 941-388-4441 ext. 164









Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds for Mote Education programs unless Mote cancels the program. For single class registrants: If you provide notice of cancellation 2 weeks prior to your class, we will credit your payment to a future program. For full semester registrants: If you provide notice of cancellation 2 weeks prior to the first class of the semester AND we are able to fill your spot, we will credit your payment to a future program. If you cancel within 2 weeks of the program or fail to show up without giving notice, you will be charged in full for the program. Full-time participants are granted 1 excused absence from the 10 week course but will not be refunded for any missed classes.