Lauren joined the Sea Turtle Care, Training and Research department in September 2014 after completing an internship in the same department. Prior to Mote, she attended Santa Fe College’s Zoo Animal Technology Program in Gainesville, Florida, the only AZA-accredited teaching zoo in the United States, to gain hands on experience working with primates, carnivores and hoofstock.
A.S. Zoo Animal Technology from Santa Fe College.
Mote Aquarium hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, closing at 1 p.m. due to anticipated traffic from Friday-evening road closures announced by the Town of Longboat Key.
(Normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., resume Saturday, Feb. 29.)