Virtual Learning Lessons

Mote SEAtrek lessons are live, two-way, interactive virtual experiences between your school or organization and our laboratory in Florida. We can see and hear your learners and they can see and hear us. Lessons are based on the 60+ years of marine research at our lab. Options are available in 25 and 50 minute lengths for PreK-12th grades as well as Lifelong Learners.

If you have a computer, internet connection and a webcam, you can connect to us.

For more information about this program, contact:


Virtual Engagement. STEM-ulating Explorations: Take a virtual field trip with Mote.


About Mote SEAtrek

Mote Marine Laboratory participated in distance learning demonstrations as early as 1994, allowing learners at sites as far away as England to drive an underwater drone in Mote Aquarium's shark habitat. In 1996, Mote began its own distance learning program, bringing high-energy, multimedia science lessons right into the classroom using interactive video technology. Our lessons feature the research of actual scientists working at the lab with interviews showing how their interests led them to their careers.

Mote SEAtrek has received numerous accolades and awards over its twenty year history, including numerous Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Award is given annually by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration to organizations that receive outstanding scores on program evaluations submitted by educators. The award recognizes remarkable quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery. We thank all of our customers for their support in making this possible. In 2017, Mote SEAtrek received the Interactive Video Conference Content Provider Award from the International Society for Technology in Education.


Attention Sarasota Teachers!

Bring learning to life with explorations from Mote Marine Laboratory. Our ExploreSRQ listings are eligible for funding from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, as well as the Education Foundation of Sarasota County. Find out how to fund your Mote SEAtrek virtual field trip.