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Shark Days at Mote, 7/25, 12:00 PM ET
Attention summer camps, homeschoolers, teachers and shark fans!
This program is a live, two-way interactive, online program focused on shark research at Mote Marine Laboratory. Participants will learn how and why Mote Marine Laboratory studies these animals. Participants will discuss shark research at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Participants will discover why sharks are important to the ocean ecosystem and what humans can do to help conserve and protect sharks. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions with our Ocean Expert: Dr. Bob Hueter, Director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote Marine Laboratory and Chris Fischer, Founding Chairman/Expedition Leader from OCEARCH. Additional experts may be available to discuss the innovative technology and research available on the M/V OCEARCH.
- Format: Livestream via Zoom
- Age (Grade): 11-12 (6th), 12-13 (7th), 13-14 (8th), 14-15 (9th), 15-16 (10th), 16-17 (11th), 17-18 (12th), Adult (Lifelong)
- Duration: 50 mins
- Fee: FREE
- Mote Research Connection: Sharks and Rays Conservation Research Program
- Animals in this lesson: game fish, reef fish, sharks, rays
- Keywords: adaptation, anatomy, behavior, biodiversity, buoyancy, cartilage, climate change, conservation, elasmobranch, endangered, extinction, gills, habitat, husbandry, positive reinforcement, predator, species, taxonomy, training, vertebrate
Basic Recommended Technology for Livestreams
- Computer or videoconference system running Zoom. Learn more about Zoom.
- Large screen TV or projector. Since this is a a two-way video connection, we recommend using a large, bright TV screen over a projector when possible.
- Webcam or video camcorder. Most laptops have a built in webcam. This can be difficult to position. A better choice is a removable webcam that can be position and focused independently.
- USB Speaker/microphone. A high quality USB speaker/microphone with echo-cancellation will eliminate feedback.
- High-speed internet connection. Wired ethernet preferred. Wireless not recommended.
Educators: please use the following background information to help generate questions from your students.
- Life Sciences
Ocean Literacy Principles
- OLP #5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems
- OLP #6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected
SeaTrek.TV offers a number of free livestreaming events throughout the year.
Events we are planning for 2018-2019
- 25 July - Shark Days
- 10 August - Red Tide Forum
- September - Back to School Special Event
- 8 October - World Octopus Day (tent.)
- 16 October - PEC Fall Back into Distance Learning Festival
- November - Manatee Awareness Month
- December - Youth Ocean Conservation Summit
- 1 February - World Read Aloud Day
- 22 March - World Water Day
- 13 April - World Dolphin Day
- 23 April - Earthcast
- May - TBA
- June - World Oceans Day