Loved by Kids, Trusted by Teachers since 1996


Mote Marine Laboratory is a world-class, nonprofit, marine research institution located in Sarasota, FL. We provide informal science education to pre-K children through adults, aligning with state and national education standards with a focus on marine research themes through exciting, interactive lessons and authentic research experiences.

Mote Aquarium is proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and has met rigorous, professional standards for animal care, wildlife conservation and research, education and more.


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Mote SEAtrek.TV

Mote Marine Laboratory participated in distance learning demonstrations as early as 1994, allowing learners at sites as far away as England to drive an underwater drone in Mote Aquarium's shark habitat. In 1996, Mote began its own distance learning program. This program became known as SEAtrek. SEAtrek brings high-energy, multimedia science lessons right into the classroom using interactive video technology. Our lessons feature the research of actual scientists working at the lab with interviews showing how their interests led them to their careers.

Award-winning Content

Mote SEAtrek.TV has received numerous accolades and awards over its twenty year history, including numerous Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Award is given annually by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration to organizations that receive outstanding scores on program evaluations submitted by educators. The award recognizes remarkable quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery. We thank all of our customers for their support in making this possible. In 2017, Mote SEAtrek.TV received the Interactive Video Conference Content Provider Award from the International Society for Technology in Education.

Mote SEAtrek.TV anniversary logo - celebrating 20 years, 1996-2016
CILC Pinnacle Award 2018–2019
Genie Clark dives with a bull shark in Mexico, 1974.
Eugenie Clark takes measurements of a shark on dock at Cape Haze Marine Lab.

People come to me and say, 'What'll I do if I go in the water and see a shark?' You don't have to do anything. The chances of that shark attacking you in any way is so remote. The sea should be enjoyed, the animals in it. When you see a shark underwater, you should say, 'How lucky I am to see this beautiful animal in his environment!'

β€” Dr. Eugenie Clark

Founding Director of Mote Marine Laboratory

The Lady and the Shark by Dr. Eugenie Clark

The Lady and the Shark by Dr. Eugenie Clark. Learn more ➀

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Affiliations and Achievements

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums through March 2023
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National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net)
Streamable Learning content partner
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CILC Pinnacle Education Collaborative - Mote SeaTrek.TV
Florida Marine Science Educators Association - Mote SeaTrek.TV
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Florida Master Naturalist Program logo
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