What is a Coral Kit?

Mote’s Coral Kits are a free, educational experience from Mote’s Summerland Key lab to your classroom. There are 4 interactive lessons to choose from to teach students about coral reef biology and ecology, while highlighting Mote’s cutting edge research and restoration efforts on Florida’s Coral Reef. Mote will provide all consumable and reusable materials for engaging, hands-on activities available for checkout by reservation (only available to local schools and homeschool groups within Monroe County School District). Dive in deeper with our virtual resources including vocabulary cards, activity extensions, behind-the-scenes videos, and Q&As with Mote scientists! Want to connect live with Mote educators and scientists? Request a live, virtual experience on the reservation request form.

Coral Kit topics

  • Parts of a coral
  • Saving Coral Reefs: Reef Restoration
  • Corals & Climate Change
  • Coral Health
  • More kits coming soon!

How to checkout a Coral Kit

  • Fill out the reservation request form with your preferred dates
  • Mote staff will contact you to confirm your reservation and arrange the drop-off/pick up
  • You will receive a materials kit with class code for all online materials (make sure your school does not block access to outside Google Classrooms)
  • Please follow all return procedures and Mote staff will pick up your kit
  • Please note that kits are available on a first come, first serve basis

COVID-19 Procedures

  • All materials will be sanitized between checkout following CDC regulations
  • All lesson plans and worksheet materials will be provided via an online link (included in the kits)

Reservation Request form