Mote Marine Laboratory has extended its application deadline  for its Ocean Technology Club — a new program that will allow Sarasota- and Manatee-county high schoolers and teachers to learn and apply science and technology skills through the mentorship of marine researchers at Mote — to Aug. 22.

The selected student and teacher members will explore oceanography, physics, chemistry, electronic circuitry and computer programming through real-world examples and applications — from deploying monitoring devices in local environments to working closely with Mote scientists using robotic gliders to monitor for harmful algae.