Mote Marine Laboratory is excited to announce it will host the first-ever Sarasota area chapter of SCUBAnauts International, which guides young men and women, ages 12 through 18, along an exciting pathway for personal development by involving them in the marine sciences through underwater marine research activities such as special environmental and undersea conservation projects that build character, promote active citizenship and develop effective leadership skills.
The new chapter will join three existing chapters (St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs and Tampa) and will be lead by the teen members and their parents. Mote’s Coral Health & Disease Research Program Manager Dr. Erinn Muller will serve as the chapter’s Science Advisor and Mote Aquarium Biologist Heather Hooper will serve as the chapter’s Dive Master and Safety Officer.
Interested teens in the greater Sarasota-Bradenton area and at least one of their parents are invited to attend an orientation meeting at Mote starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The meeting will be located in Mote’s Buchanan conference room located on the third floor (1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL).