Lifelong Learning at Mote

Science Talks @ Wellen Park

Join us for a Science Talk to learn about Mote Marine Laboratory's research and field work. Space is limited, register today! 

Where: Solis Hall, 19745 Wellen Pk Blvd, Venice, FL 34293
When: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on certain Mondays (see below)
Fee: $10/person
Note: You must register for each talk you'd like to attend.

May 20: Science of Harmful Algal Blooms (Solis Hall)

Join us for an eye-watering exploration of the science, impact, and solutions surrounding Florida Red Tides. Led by Mote’s ocean experts, this engaging presentation will reveal some of the mysteries of red tides and how they affect our environment, economy, and health. Through captivating visuals, real-life case studies, and interactive discussions, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the causes, effects, and management of these harmful algal blooms. Plus, learn about cutting-edge research, innovative technologies, and practical strategies that Mote is developing to protect our coastlines. Whether you're an environmental enthusiast, a concerned citizen, or a curious learner, this presentation is a must-attend event. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and make a positive impact on our oceans and communities.

Register - Red Tide

For more information about Science Talks or to book one for your group, contact our Lifelong Learning team at 941-388-4441 ext. 250 or email endlessoceans@mote.org. 

 

Endless Oceans: Marine Science 101 

Curious about our oceans? Interested in expanding your knowledge while also expanding your network? We welcome you to explore the world of marine science through this engaging series of in-person lessons and hands-on experiences hosted by Mote education professionals. Classes will also feature Mote experts discussing their research related to that day’s topic and active learning excursions around the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium campus.

Learning is a lifelong endeavor, continue your journey with Mote Marine Laboratory.

Ages: 18+
Format: In-person
Location: 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 
Dates: Mondays, September 23, 2024–Nov 25, 2024. Registrations will open in May.
Times: 9:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

Full Semester:

  • $270 for members
  • $300 for non-members
  • Mote Certificate of Completion for Marine Science 101
  • Endless Oceans: Mote Lifelong Learning collectible pin

Individual Classes:

  • $40.50 for members
  • $45.00 for non-members

MARINE SCIENCE 101 CLASSES:

  • Introduction to Marine Science
  • Florida Coastal Habitats
  • Florida Marine Invertebrates
  • Florida Sharks & Rays
  • Florida Fish Ecology & Aquaculture (@ Mote Aquaculture Research Park)
  • Sea Turtle Ecology
  • Florida Marine Mammals
  • Red Tide and Environmental Health
  • Coral Reefs and Ocean Acidification

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Questions? Email endlessoceans@mote.org or call 941-388-2904


EO Online: Marine Science 101

Self-paced Course via Google Classroom

We welcome you to explore the world of marine science through this engaging series of online, self-paced lessons recorded by a Mote education professional. Wherever you live and whatever your schedule, you can still dive into Mote's research and gain a deeper understanding of our oceans! Learning is a lifelong endeavor, continue your journey with Mote Marine Laboratory.

Ages: 18+
Format: Online, pre-recorded, self-paced
Fee: $162 for members, $180 for non-members

Please Note: The fee includes access to all 9 class segments for the full semester course. Once enrolled, students will have 6 months to complete the online lessons. 

MARINE SCIENCE 101 CLASSES:

  • Introduction to Marine Science
  • Florida Coastal Habitats
  • Florida Marine Invertebrates
  • Sea Turtle Ecology
  • Florida Marine Mammals
  • Florida Sharks & Rays
  • Florida Fish Ecology
  • Red Tide and Environmental Health
  • Coral Reefs and Ocean Acidification

Please click here for downloadable/printable course details and class descriptions for EO Online: Marine Science 101.

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Give the gift of knowledge!

You may purchase registration for Endless Oceans Online as a gift. Please note we will send the Classroom invite to the gift recipient’s email (provided in the registration form) within 3 business days of purchase.

Questions? Email endlessoceans@mote.org or call 941-388-2904

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds given for Mote Education's Endless Oceans program. Program fees will not be credited/refunded due to technical issues on the participant’s end. Please see full policy included in your registration confirmation email. Mote reserves the right to update or modify any program elements as necessary. Modification of a program element by Mote does not constitute grounds for a refund. 

Florida Master Naturalist Program

During the year, we offer several of the Florida Master Naturalist Program modules. FMNP is an adult education UF/IFAS Extension program developed by the University of Florida and offered by Mote Marine Laboratory. Details and schedules are available at mote.org/fmnp.