Seas the Summer (Field Exploration Class)

Multiple Dates

Get set for an O-FISH-ALLY awesome summer! Join Miss Dana, creator of Mote’s popular homeschool programs, each week this summer to learn about ocean animals as we explore field techniques, look for and catch critters in beautiful Sarasota Bay and get empowered to protect the ocean.

Every Monday, we will dive into a new theme, so join us all summer for fun in the sun learning about dolphins, seabirds, animal migration, and so much more! We hope to SEA you there! This is NOT a drop-off program. Pre-registration is required.

Who: Ages 6-14 with one free adult chaperone
Fee: $22.50 for members, $25.00 for non-members, fee is per child and required parent/guardian chaperone
When: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Note: Admission to Mote Aquarium is not included, visit for information and to reserve tickets.

  • June 12 Mighty Manatees 
  • June 19 Just Passing Through: Animal Migration in the Bay
  • June 26 Fintastic Fish   
  • July 3 Stars, Stripes and…False Eye Spots?!? Camouflage is Cool! 
  • July 10 The Weird World of Marine Invertebrates 
  • July 17 It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…No, It is a Bird! Learning about Spectacular Seabirds.
  • July 24 Lifestyles of the Sleek and Smart: Dolphin Dynamics in Sarasota Bay.
  • July 31 What’s for Lunch? Exploring Food Webs and Trophic Levels 

This is an outdoor, water program. All programs will consist of wading into the water (ankle to waist deep, depending on your height and the tide) to catch small animals but the focus of the class will depend on the theme. Please come prepared to get wet and be in the sun. Closed toe shoes are required for all Mote water programs. Your confirmation email will include additional information on what to bring and wear.

For these field explorations, we will be outside for the entirety of the program. The program will still run should inclement weather or other conditions warrant the need to be inside. We will have alternate lab and classroom based STEM activities for that week's themes so you never miss out on the fun, no matter what the weather is up to! Meeting time and location remains the same, whether class is held outside or not.

Mote reserves the right to update or modify any program elements as necessary. Modification of a program element by Mote does not constitute grounds for a refund. Please Note: Pre-registration is required. Mote Aquarium admission is NOT included. 

Members $22.50
Non-Members $25.00

Upcoming Dates

  • July 31, 2023

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Seas the Summer (Field Exploration Class)


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Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236