Red Tide Forum for Teachers and Students

There are 3 ways for classrooms to participate in this educational opportunity from Mote Marine Laboratory.

About Red Tide

A red tide, or harmful algal bloom, is a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga (plant-like organism). In Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, the species that causes most red tides is Karenia brevis.

Mote's red tide research involves everything from understanding how humans are affected when they're exposed to airborne red tide toxins to discovering how and why red tide blooms form and why they eventually break down.


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#1 - Use Flipgrid to connect
#2 - Attend the workshop at Mote
#3 - Watch the Red Tide Forum livestream

Teachers and students: use our Flipgrid to submit your video questions to our red tide experts.

Students must be 16 years or older to participate. QR code

2. Teacher PD Workshop

On-site teacher professional development workshop for middle and high school science teachers.

  • Lesson plans
  • Chat with Mote researchers about red tide
  • Free Lunch
  • Lab tour
  • Stipends available for public school teachers
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Made possible by generous support from The Koski Family Foundation, Inc.

3. Livestream

Red Tide Education Forum

11/17, 11:00 AM ET

Teachers and Studentsโ€“learn about red tide

The program is a live, two-way interactive video chat focused on the red tide research at Mote Marine Laboratory. Teachers and students will have the opportunity to ask questions with our red tide researchers.

  • Register: Livestream via Zoom (YouTube archive of the Zoom)
  • Age (Grade): Teachers of 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. Students must be 16+ years old to participate.
  • Duration: 50 mins
  • Fee: FREE
  • Keywords: conservation, red tide, phytoplankton, community

Supplemental media featuring red tide research

The following media can be used to enhance understanding of this topic.

Lesson Plans

High school

Middle school

Mote Marine Laboratory


Citizen Science


Games and Interactives

Mote Marine Laboratory - Red Tide Education Forum