Future tech experts invited to dive into Mote’s afternoon summer camps

As part of Mote's efforts to share ocean literacy with more than 20,000 students a year, Mote summer camps helps students gain steam in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) even when school is out.  Mote summer campers can recover lost underwater robots in a science-y simulated mission, be immersed in hands-on experiments and even “test the waters” of various marine science careers.

Mote’s afternoon summers camps are for students entering grades 3 – 8 with the goal of offering campers the opportunity to go beyond the textbook and into Sarasota Bay. Mote also offers camp sessions in the morning as well as week-long, overnight immersive camps for grades 6-12 in the Florida Keys at the Elizabeth Moore Center for Coral Research and Restoration. Summer programs for children ages 2-5 are also available at Mote’s City Island campus in Sarasota, Florida.

“Because Mote’s camps are based on STEM programming, campers can find a multitude of ways to have fun experiences no matter their age, skill level or interests,” said Aly Busse, Assistant Vice President of Education at Mote. 

To learn about all of Mote’s summer camps visit – www.mote.org/camps

2018 afternoon camps include:

Aqua Tech

Campers entering grades 3rd-5th
Times: Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dates: June 4-8, June 18-22, July 9-13, July 23-27, Aug 6-10

A valuable research robot was lost at sea! Can you help us find it? During this classroom-based camp, campers will simulate a mapping and recovery mission to track down our missing technology. We will be combing multimedia technology, mapping, and engineering skills to collect enough clues to unlock the mysteries of the abyss. Using teamwork and digital detective skills, campers will explore Mote’s groundbreaking research in hopes that it will lead us to our missing technology! Come “dive” into a week of technology, research and exploration!

Ocean Investigators

Campers entering grades 3rd-5th
Times: Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dates: June 11-15, June 25-29, July 16-20, July 30- Aug 3

What is marine science? Our ocean investigators will be examining the wide world of marine science. We will be looking at the different branches of marine science and what they entail. In this classroom-based camp, campers will be immersed in hands on activities, experiments and research each day to gain a better understanding of what that specific division specializes in. Our divisions will range from marine chemistry to animal husbandry to marine biology. Come join fellow science loving cohorts for this week of oceanography!

Exploring Marine Careers

Campers entering grades 6th-8th
Times: Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dates: June 4-8, June 18-22, July 9-13, July 23-27, Aug 6-10

So, you want to be a marine biologist?! Come join us in this classroom-based camp, as we explore some exciting careers in marine science at an internationally known research lab, Mote Marine Laboratory. Meet Mote scientists, aquarium biologists and animal trainers! Do hands-on field research in Sarasota Bay, meet and greet resident animals, and participate in training sessions as we step into the shoes of the marine biologist.

Sea Tech

Campers entering grades 6th-8th
Times: Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dates: June 11-15, June 25-29, July 16-20, July 30- Aug 3

A valuable research robot was lost at sea! Can you help us find it? During this classroom-based camp, campers will simulate a mapping and recovery mission to track down our missing technology. We will be combing multimedia technology, mapping, and engineering skills to collect enough clues to unlock the mysteries of the abyss. Using teamwork and digital detective skills, campers will explore Mote’s groundbreaking research in hopes that it will lead us to our missing technology! Come “dive” into a week of technology, research and exploration!