Join us for fun-filled, ocean-themed learning experiences led by Mote's professional marine science educators. We are offering families both onsite and virtual programs, so you can join us here in Sarasota or from your home anywhere!
Onsite Homeschool Days
Registration for January through May 2023 Homeschool Days is now open.
Meet us at Mote to explore exciting aspects of Mote Aquarium, Mote research and Sarasota Bay. Each month is a unique theme offered to three different age levels, 6-9, 10-14 and 6-14 to accommodate families with multiple ages. April and May classes include a water portion. Students should come prepared to get wet and be in the sun. Chaperones have the option to enter the water as well or observe from the shore. Prior to registering, please review our program policies linked below.
Important Notes: Price represents the student plus one chaperone per family (required). ONLY registered participants are allowed to attend Homeschool Days (no younger or older non-registered siblings). Admission to Mote Aquarium is NOT included with this program. Please visit mote.org/visit for information and to reserve tickets.
You may add your child(ren) to a waitlist for any Mote Homeschool program through the registration link. Should any openings come about, we will contact those on the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis via email. You will be expected to confirm the transfer and pay your registration fee within 24 hours of notification. If we do not hear from you within that time, we will move to the next participant on the waitlist.
At Home With Mote
If you cannot make it to Mote, no worries, join us for live classes via Zoom! These are secure, interactive and fun at-home versions of our Homeschool Days. Join us as we explore the wonders of the ocean from your kitchen table! Learn at home about a variety of magnificent marine life, ocean conservation issues, and marine science research. #AtHomeWithMote is offered once a month and is intended for ages 6 through 14.
Registration: For all online classes, registration closes at 11:59PM the day before class or when registration has reached max capacity, whichever comes first. Registration is REQUIRED. Note: Spaces are still available for our upcoming December program. At Home with Mote will resume on a quarterly basis this spring. Check the website for updates.
- Please review our Tech Check before registering for a virtual class.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Mote Homeschool Advanced Program 2022-23
Applications for the 2022-2023 Mote Homeschool Advanced Program are now closed. Please check back April 2023 for the 2023-2024 application.
Homeschool students, ages 9 through 16, with a strong interest in marine science meet once a month to:
- Work on problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills through STEAM-based projects
- Increase ocean literacy and awareness through experiential learning
- Get the inside scoop on the exciting research going on at Mote
- Collaborate to develop and implement marine science research projects and ocean conservation service projects (specifically 12-16 class)
- Meet with Mote’s professional researchers, trainers, biologists and educators
- Go behind the scenes of Mote Aquarium
- Get hands-on experience with Mote’s Education Animal Ambassadors
- Have opportunities for field trips and other unique Mote experiences
Please note that this is a drop-off student only program.
Due to the competitive nature and limited capacity of this program, all students are required to fill out an application.
For questions related to Mote Homeschool Programs, please email Dana Henderson, Public Programs Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org.