Mote’s Learning Labs are a series of interactive college and career preparatory labs that will provide students the opportunity to develop and hone professional skills for future STEM careers. Participants will gain basic knowledge in marine science concepts and experience in lab/field work. Additionally, marine science professionals will introduce participants to a variety of career opportunities and conduct career explorations. The intention of this program is to offer participants a head start toward their future goals in STEM and advance the next generation of STEM professionals.
Learning Labs take place monthly on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00PM, at Mote Marine Laboratory’s main campus on City Island (unless otherwise noted). Registration for each Learning Lab is $10 and covers all necessary materials for your session. Please bring something to take notes, a plastic-free dinner and a reusable water bottle. Registration opens 4 weeks before each monthly Learning Lab.
Financial aid is available. If you are in need of a scholarship for Mote’s Learning Labs please contact email@example.com.
Please note that registration is required. Mote’s Learning Labs will not run if the minimum number of participants is not met. A notice will go out to the registered participants the day of should that happen.
Marine Science 101 - September 2, 2020
Interested in marine science and want to learn more about potential jobs? Get your feet wet with an introduction to the field of marine science and the career opportunities it offers. During this Virtual Learning Lab, participants will explore the variety of disciplines found in the field of marine science through hands-on experiences and activities.
Note: Due to current circumstances, this program will be offered virtually.
Running the Research - October 7, 2020
Love research projects but not sure where to start? Join Mote for this introductory Learning Lab focused on the scientific method of research projects. This session will go through research projects step by step to better understand how and why researchers perform these experiments. We will discuss key elements, important procedures, and even work with data sets to better understand how to analyze your results. If you have to do a project for school, this is a great place to start.
Registration opens Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
Science Communication - November 4, 2020
Interested in pursuing a science field as a college major or career? Join Mote educators and experts to get a jumpstart on science communication. This Learning Lab will examine how to read and interpret scientific papers on various topics. Participants will also learn how to communicate the science back to peers and the general public. Participants will be able to apply the skills learned during this Lab to other subjects in school.
Registration opens Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
Coding in Science - December 2, 2020
Coding is a valuable skill utilized throughout a variety of professional fields, including marine science. This Learning Lab will demonstrate how Mote’s biologists use coding to track marine species in our local waters. Participants will learn basic coding skills to analyze real data collected by Mote scientists and answer the question of where sharks and rays travel throughout Sarasota Bay.
Registration opens Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
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We're celebrating a scientific breakthrough!
For the first time, massive corals restored to Florida's Coral Reef are ready to become parents in the wild—a major success for Mote Marine Laboratory's scientific coral restoration efforts. Video announcement from Mote's President & CEO, Dr. Michael P. Crosby: