Virtual Education Programs

We are proud to bring our Mote Education programs and activities into your living and learning spaces. We have something for everyone! Check out all of our virtual program offerings below. 

At Home With Mote for ages 6-14

Inspired by our Homeschool Days, #AtHome is a secure, interactive and fun virtual program. Join us as we explore the wonders of the ocean from your kitchen table! Learn about a variety of magnificent marine life, ocean conservation issues, and marine science research. #AtHomeWithMote is intended for ages 6 through 14. Program runs monthly on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00PM, via a secure Zoom webinar connection. Click below for dates, program topics, and to register.

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Learning Labs for High School Students

Mote’s Learning Labs are a series of virtual, 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, via a secure Zoom webinar connection. Registration for each Learning Lab is required. Click below for dates, program topics, and to register.

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Have questions? Please email educationonline@mote.org.

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Mote SEA Trek virtual field trips are live, two-way, interactive virtual experiences between you and our laboratory in Florida. We can see and hear your learners and they can see and hear us. Award-winning lessons are based on the 60+ years of marine research at our lab. Lessons are available up to 30 or 60 minutes in lengths with options for PK-12th + Lifelong Learners. Find more information here and book your program today

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Digital Downloads and Resources

Here are educational and fun digital resources provided by Mote Marine Laboratory and partners. Each resource is free to download. Resources are listed alphabetically, and more will be added soon!

Coloring pages: Click to download and then print!

Coral Bleaching Identification Guide - FL Keys Coral Reefs

If you're spending time in the Florida Keys, you can support coral reefs by finding and reporting signs of coral bleaching. Bleaching occurs when high temperatures or other stressors cause corals to lose the beneficial algae that give them color and nutrition, which leaves the coral looking white.

Click the image below to download a handy guide that helps divers and snorkelers recognize bleaching, and visit Mote's BleachWatch and COCEAN pages to learn how you can report bleaching and other changes on Florida Keys reefs.

Bleaching examples and link to guide

 

Holiday Card: Print and Fold

Create festive, coral-inspired holiday cards for your family and friends!

Video: How to fold

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Seafood Watch® Program From Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program empowers consumers and businesses to make choices for a healthy ocean, helping to support diverse marine ecosystems for the future.

Using science-based, peer-reviewed methods, Seafood Watch assesses how fisheries and farmed seafood impact the environment and provides recommendations for seafood Best Choices, Good Alternatives and items to Avoid. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program to promote sustainable seafood messaging.

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