Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts may earn marine-themed badges and patches by joining us for full-day Scout events and on-demand workshops.

Boy Scout Merit Badges

Boy Scouts may complete all merit badge requirements during this all-day workshop, which combines hands-on classroom, in-water and Aquarium exploration. Scouts must complete all pre-requisites (details in the registration packet) in order to earn the badge and workshops do not include physical interactions with Mote's resident animals. Scouts should bring their blue cards with them and be prepared to go in the water. 

Registration is now open for our Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Workshops:

  • Saturday October 14, 2017 - Fish and Wildlife Management 
  • Saturday December 9, 2017 - Oceanography
  • Saturday March 10, 2018 - Environmental Science 

Cost: $22 per scout, $17 per adult chaperone.
Chaperones/Details: Each student and student group must be accompanied by at least one chaperone. Cost includes all program materials, Mote patch and admission to The Aquarium at Mote. Lunch is not provided. You will be emailed a confirmation and schedule from Mote staff when registration is received.

Girl Scout Patches Journeys

For Girl Scouts we offer all of our various field trip programs on the weekends. Mote educators lead these marine science programs to align with the Girl Scouts National Leadership Journeys for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes to ensure we have the perfect program for you! Please bring Journey books to the event.

Minimum Group Size: 15 Girl Scouts.
Options & Pricing: Please visit for our descriptions and pricing per program.
Most Popular Trip Option: Exploring the Bay & Field Sampling Techniques (Pair a water program with a classroom option for fun inside & outside!)

Mote educators will work with you to create customized educational programs to fit lessons and scout's needs. If you have questions, contact Miranda Herren: 941.388.4441 ext. 264 or

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds for Mote Education programs unless Mote cancels the program. If you provide notice of cancellation more than 24 hours before the program begins, we will credit your payment to a future  program. If you cancel within 24 hours of the program or fail to show up without giving notice, you will be charged in full for the program.

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