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).  

May Meeting - One Tough Turtle!

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Topic: Did you know that Florida beaches host 90% of all the sea turtles that nest in the U.S.? Come join us for a fun-filled day of learning about our favorite marine reptile and their amazing journey to survive from hatchling to adult.  It takes one tough turtle to avoid danger, but through scientific identification, research simulation, and navigation through our "turtle hurdles" game, you will leave knowing what you can do over the summer to make a difference for a turtle!

This is the last meeting until fall. Fall dates will be posted here over the summer.

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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Register for the May 11th meeting HERE.