Our Educators are trained in Sunshine State Standards and they're experts at getting kids excited about science. Register for one of our virtual learning or outreach programs and bring science from the real world into your classroom. Teachers can also "check out" a special, free science kit from Mote that will give you tools you need to help boost your own curriculum (reservations required; see below).
Virtual Learning Programs
Bring Mote's research, animals, and exhibits to your learners using affordable, easy-to-use distance learning technology. Dive into our aquarium and chat with a shark trainer or explore the Florida Keys and make observations like a real scientist. Mote SEAtrek offers many STEM-ulating lessons to choose from. Learn more about our virtual offerings here.
Outreach programs are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 related restrictions. We will update this page once we are able to offer this program again.
Teachers can reserve and check out dolphin skeletons and corresponding curriculum created by our educators for a do-it-yourself classroom option. Students gain hands-on experience with real dolphin bones and the process of science. Middle and high school versions are available.
Teachers are required to complete a "Program Checklist" of materials at the time of check out. Before check in, you must complete the checklist again with a Mote staff member to ensure that all materials are accounted for. Please note: Skeletons are part of the Ruth DeLynn Cetacean Osteological Collection, an accredited scientific collection housed at Mote that is used for study by researchers, so we ask that special precautions are taken to ensure that all bones are returned to Mote.
Reservations: Required at least one week in advance. Contact Brad Tanner at 941-388-4441, ext. 351
Rental period: One to two weeks