Sea Science at Work
Beginning in 1955 with Dr. Eugenie Clark’s foundation of shark research, Mote is now more than 200 employees strong, including more than 30 Ph.D. scientists. We conduct groundbreaking research with more than 20 diverse research programs focusing on today’s challenges as well as identifying and addressing future impacts. The advancement of this kind of research is vital to unlocking potential solutions to some of today’s most daunting global challenges.
- Recommended for Ages (Grades):
- 11-12 (6th), 12-13 (7th), 13-14 (8th), 14-15 (9th), 15-16 (10th), 16-17 (11th), 17-18 (12th), Adult (College), Adult (School Teachers/Admins; etc), Adult (Public; Library; Senior Center; Lifelong Learning, etc)
- Can be Adapted for Ages (Grades):
- 08-09 (3rd), 09-10 (4th), 10-11 (5th)
- Format: Virtual Lesson
- Duration: 50 mins
- Fee: $212.50
- Mote Research Connection: Internships
- Animals in this lesson: dolphin, corals, manatee, sea turtle, shark, stingray, squid
- Keywords: ecology, ecosystem, education, environment, college, conservation, marine biologist, shark, manatee, sea turtle, research, careers, coral reefs
Objectives: Students will learn about marine science and aquarium careers and what it takes to work in these fascinating fields.
Outline: Mote Marine Laboratory presents a media-rich program on the research conducted at Mote Marine Laboratory. It includes behind-the-scenes looks at the research and facilities at Mote; examples of scientists working in the field and laboratories; conservation messages; and an open questions and answer session with our science careers expert.
Featured topics can include: shark research, animal husbandry, sea turtle nest monitoring, manatee training and research, coral reef research and restoration, behind the scenes at our cephalopod lab.
Sea Science at Work - Links
Browse these links for more information about marine careers.
- Employment Opportunities - Mote Marine Laboratory
- Internship Opportunities - Mote Marine Laboratory
- Job Opportunities - Association of Zoos and Aquariums
- Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists - Occupational Outlook Handbook
- A scientist's advise to teachers and students about contacting scientist
Mote Research Map
Mote Marine Laboratory’s scientific research has a long standing history of international reach and impact. The map below shows some of our research locations and programs. Click on the icons to view additional details and media.
Supplemental media featuring Mote research
The following media can be used before or after your live virtual field trip with Mote to enhance the lesson.