At Home With Mote - Virtual Homeschool Program

Multiple Dates

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. Participants receive the link to the program and an Activity Guide in their confirmation email. The Guide gives families some background on the upcoming lesson and allows for preparations if you choose to do experiments and activities at home along with Miss Dana. You can join us for the program and try the activity/experiment later as well.

#AtHomeWithMote is intended for ages 6 through 14. Programs feature a different topic/theme each month. These programs fill up fast, so register today!

Fall 2022 At Home With Mote Schedule

September 28, 2022 - Fish Faces: All About Fish Adaptations

You can tell a lot about a fish by looking at its face and tail, like where it lives and what it eats.  During this virtual class, we will learn the technique of “reading” a fish while we create our very own new species of fish. So put on your best fish face and join Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium this September!

October 26, 2022 - The Boo Crew: Investigating Biofouling Communities  

During this month’s program we will explore the slimy and squishy, the creepy and crawly, the tiny organisms that make their homes on docks, seawalls and even other animals! These animals are important filter feeders and super cool to explore. Together we will do a scientific investigation to learn more about these fabulous fouling friends. The game is afloat this October, with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium!

November 16, 2022 - Aquarist Apprentice: Exploring Animal Husbandry at Mote

What does it take to care for the animals at Mote?! Top notch husbandry, that’s what! We will get a glimpse behind the scenes of Mote Aquarium, meet a professional Mote aquarist and create a model of our very own dream aquarium during our Build an Aquarium STEAM challenge. Don’t miss this splash-tastic virtual class with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium!

December 14, 2022 - Saving Sharks: What is the Global FinPrint Project?

Mote shark scientists are learning about the health of shark populations and establishing shark sanctuaries all over the world to protect these important apex predators. During this interactive virtual program,  YOU will become the shark scientist as you simulate the Global FinPrint Project to figure out which reefs are doing well and which need our help. Are you ready to save sharks?!? Have a fin-tastic time with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium this December!

Important information:

  • Please review our Tech Check before registering for our this program.
  • Please read and keep your confirmation email(s). These emails contain important information for the class you’ll be attending including how to connect with us via Zoom and materials needed to participate in program activities along with us.
  • Registration is REQUIRED, and closes at 11:59 p.m. the night before class or when registration has reached max capacity, whichever comes first. Fee is $15 per program, per connection (if you are connecting via multiple devices, you will need to pay for each connection/device).
  • There is no member discount on At Home With Mote programs. 

About #AtHomeWithMote

Join us as we explore the wonders of the ocean from wherever you are! Learn about a variety of magnificent marine life, ocean conservation issues, and marine science research. Participants receive an At Home Activity Guide in their registration confirmation email. This guide contains lesson objectives and information plus instructions for an activity/experiment participants can opt to do along with us. Families may also watch and learn, and do the activity or experiment after the virtual program. 

This is an interactive & fun program intended for ages 6 through 14. We use a private Chat and Q&A where your child can ask a question and hear their question answered live! If we are unable to get to every question, we ask participants to email educate@mote.org and we will respond with an answer.

Note: Your child's safety is our priority. These programs are run via a private, secure Zoom webinar, and will not include video/sound of any youth participants. Participants can connect with our educators via the moderated chat space, and messages will only be seen by Mote staff. 

all $15.00

Upcoming Dates

  • September 28, 2022
  • October 26, 2022
  • November 16, 2022
  • December 14, 2022

Contact Us for more information.