You’ve heard of dinosaurs and maybe even seen some fossils, but how much do you know about the fierce ancient marine reptiles that roamed our interior seaway in the late Cretaceous period? Join us this month for a blast from the past - more than 65 million years ago to be exact - and dive in deep to learn about these prehistoric animals’ adaptations and relationships to currently living animals, and what factors led to their extinction.
Location: New Pass Room, Mote Keating Marine Education Center
Please note: Pre-registration is required. Link for registration will be available here one month prior to meeting.
Mote's new club is geared towards children ages 7 - 12 and is all about bringing real-life hands-on science to the youth in our community! Each meeting will feature the work of an ocean scientist and provide participants with an opportunity to dive in deeper and explore their research through fun and interactive learning stations. Through each engaging event we hope to inspire and empower the Future Ocean Researchers of our planet.
Participation in the FOR the Planet events is free but does not cover visiting Mote Aquarium. Registration is required for all meetings and children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and registration is taken on a first come, first served basis and will close the Friday before the event (or sooner if we reach maximum capacity).
Mote Aquarium hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, closing at 1 p.m. due to anticipated traffic from Friday-evening road closures announced by the Town of Longboat Key.
(Normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., resume Saturday, Feb. 29.)