Mote's new club is geared towards children ages 7 - 12 and is all about bringing real-life hands-on science to the youth in our community! Each meeting will feature the work of an ocean scientist and provide participants with an opportunity to dive in deeper and explore their research through fun and interactive learning stations. Through each engaging event we hope to inspire and empower the Future Ocean Researchers of our planet.

Participation in the FOR the Planet events is free but does not cover visiting Mote Aquarium. Registration is required for all meetings and children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and registration is taken on a first come, first serve basis and will close the Friday before the event at 5:00 p.m. (or sooner if we reach maximum capacity).  

November Meeting - Ping to Protect

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: WAVE Center, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium 
Topic: Ping to Protect:  Tagging and Tracking in the Gulf

As scientists, we'd love to be everywhere all the time, but we can't!  That's where tagging and tracking comes in! Come learn about the different tags that researchers use to understand more about the life history, behavior, habitat use, and movements of our local marine inhabitants.  We'll also discuss how we can use this information to make better management and conservation decisions to protect these species. 

Register for the November 16 meeting HERE.

Monthly themes and registration link will be sent out to the mailing list and posted here by the 15th of each month.  Please contact if you have any questions.

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Coming December 14: Sleigh Bells & Sea Slugs (save the date!)