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STREAMED EVENTS

We have several free streamed events this summer.

  1. MOTE EXPERT SERIES: Live chats with professionals in the marine sciences from Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Recommended for 6th–12th grades (and adults). Wednesdays from 2:00 pm–2:30 pm ET.
  2. STORYTIME SERIES: Recommended for Pre-K–3rd grade. We read fun, STEM-based stories together on Mondays, from 8:30 am–9:00 am ET.
  3. SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS: Connect to Mote through special hosted events from our content partners. Various dates and times.

1. MOTE EXPERT SERIES

Science comes in all shapes and sizes, from 2,000-pound manatees to single-celled algae.

Join us for a series of live chats with professionals in the marine sciences from Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Recommended for 6th–12th grades (and adults). Wednesdays from 2:00 pm–2:30 pm ET.

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EXPERT SERIES HOST

Ross Johnston, Education Specialist

Ross Johnston is from Santa Cruz, California, where he became exposed to marine laboratories from visiting and volunteering at Moss Landing Marine Labs starting from a very young age. Ross’ experience has been in the environmental or conservation education departments throughout his AZA work history, including conservation curriculum development, animal enrichment and feeding narratives, and public programming with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s β€œSeafood Watch” and Aquarium of the Pacific’s β€œSeafood for the Future.” As a National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretative Guide, his professional background has focused on public conservation messaging and scientific program engagement. At Mote, Ross educates the public primarily through Mote's distance learning programs.

TOPIC: HORTICULTURE

Samantha Bledstein, Aquarium Services Technician

7/15/2020, 2:00 pm ET via Zoom

Mote is more than just animal science, we care about plants too! Learn about the plants we have at Mote, native versus exotic plants of Florida, and why plants are important. We will talk about how we choose the right plants for our animal habitats, and some Florida friendly gardening techniques you can try at home.

Sam is a member of the exhibits team at Mote and is responsible for keeping the Aquarium looking its best. She works closely with the Aquarium biology, communications, guest services, and facilities teams to create and maintain Mote’s exhibits, and she oversees the maintenance of the Aquarium’s gardens. Sam graduated in 2018 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with bachelor's degrees in art and zoology.

TOPIC: SCIENCE WRITING

Veronica Lupinacci, Grant Officer

7/22/2020, 2:00 pm ET via Zoom

How does creative writing contribute to science? Join Veronica Lupinacci, Grant Officer, to chat about telling the stories behind the sciences. We will discuss creative communication of scientific topics and learn about the importance of grant writing in research and education.

Veronica joined the Mote team in January of 2018. She grew up in Sarasota and is passionate about local wildlife and conservation. On Mote's development team, she applies her extensive writing background to crafting foundation proposals and reports that help grow philanthropic support for marine research and education. Outside of Mote, she is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Language and Literature at State College of Florida.

2. STORYTIME SERIES

STORYTIME SERIES: We read fun, STEM-based stories together. Recommended for Pre-K–3rd grade.

SEA ME READ: IF A DOLPHIN WERE A FISH

Join Delfina the dolphin as she imagines that she becomes other animals. Readers will watch Delfina become a fish with gills, a sea turtle laying eggs, a pelican with feathers, an octopus without bones, a shark with a sense of smell and even a vegetarian manatee. The incredible β€œmorphing” illustrations will have children laughing as they learn about the real differences between these animals! Join us on this ocean adventure as we discover what makes a mammal a mammal and how creatures have adapted to live in the sea. We read this fictional story aloud with your students and then engage in a learning segment to help build critical thinking skills, promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, STEM engagement, and reading comprehension. A special thanks to Arbordale Publishing for making this lesson possible.

SEA ME READ: SHARK BABY

Go on an ocean egg hunt with us. When Shark Baby’s egg case is torn loose in a storm, he goes on a journey across kelp forests, coral reefs, and seagrass meadows. He needs to find the β€œmermaid” to find out where he belongs. Will he find his way back? Read along with us to find out. We read this fictional story aloud with your students and then engage in a learning segment to help build critical thinking skills, promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, STEM engagement, and reading comprehension. A special thanks to Arbordale Publishing for making this lesson possible.

SEA ME READ: SMILEY SHARK

Join us on an ocean adventure and meet a lonely shark who loves to smile. Read along as we help him save the day and find some friends. We read this fictional story aloud with your students and then engage in a learning segment to help build critical thinking skills, promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, STEM engagement, and reading comprehension. Our thanks to Tiger Tales Publishing for making this lesson possible.

  • Monday, 7/27/2020, 8:30 AM–9:00 AM ET (via Zoom)
  • Monday, 8/24/2020, 8:30 AM–9:00 AM ET (via Zoom)

SEA ME READ: CLUMSY CRAB

Snip, snap, clip, clap! Nipper the Crab hates his huge clumsy claws. Read along with us as we find out how useful Clumsy’s claws can be. In this videoconference. We read this fictional story aloud with your students and then engage in a learning segment to help build critical thinking skills, promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, STEM engagement, and reading comprehension. Our thanks to Tiger Tales Publishing for making this lesson possible. Made possible by a generous grant from the Kates Foundation.

  • Monday, 8/17/2020, 8:30 AM–9:00 AM ET (via Zoom)

3. SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS

Connect to Mote through special hosted events and appearances from our content partners. Various dates and times.

Shark and Ray Awareness Day LIVE

Hosted by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

7/14/2020, 11:00 am ET via YouTube

On Shark and Ray Awareness Day (Tuesday, July 14), eight AZA institutions and partners will present LIVE interviews with experts on a diverse array of topics related to shark and ray conservation and care. Interviews will be broadcast on AZA’s YouTube channel.


Skype in the Classroom Live Event – Sharks Alive

Hosted by Skype in the Classroom

7/29/2020, 1:00 pm ET via Microsoft Teams Live Event

Bring some fun to your children by joining live events from Skype in the Classroom.

This virtual field trip is focused on shark research at Mote Marine Laboratory. We begin with an overview of shark husbandry and training at our aquarium and the research technology we use. We end with a Question and Answer session with our Ocean Expert.

135,000 gallon shark and bony fish habitat. Β© Mote Marine LaboratoryVisitors to Mote Aquarium watch Mote staff target train shark species in our largest marine exhibit. Β© Mote Marine LaboratoryCarousel imageCarousel image

Ancient Sea Monsters virtual tour by Mote Marine Laboratory

Hosted by CILC and the Penn Museum

8/19/2020, 12:00 pm ET via Zoom Webinar

Peek into this ancient worldβ€”87-70 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceousβ€”thanks to the special exhibit–Savage Ancient Seas–featuring replicated skeletons cast from the real fossils of extinct ocean animals. Also get a sneak peek at our preserved giant squid when we "Release the Kraken!

Fall Back into Digital Learning Festival

Hosted by CILC

10/6/2020, Time TBA via Zoom Webinar

Details coming soon

Special Events Archive

Click here for a list of past Special Event programs and links to the YouTube video archive.

Standards


Next Generation Science Standards

6th - 8th Grades:

MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and DynamicsLS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems (MS-LS2-1), (MS-LS2-2)LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience (MS-LS2-4), (MS-LS2-5)LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans (secondary to MS-LS2-5)MS-ESS3: Earth and Human ActivityESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems (MS-ESS3-3), (MS-ESS3-4)

9th - 12th Grades:

HS-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and DynamicsLS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems (HS-LS2-1), (HS-LS2-2)LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience (HS-LS2-2), (HS-LS2-6), (HS-S2-7)LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans (HS-LS4-6), (secondary to HS-LS2-7)ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions (secondary to HS-LS2-7)HS-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and DiversityLS4.C: Adaptation (HS-LS4-5), (HS-LS4-6), (HS-LS4-5)LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans (HS-LS4-6), ((HS-LS4-7)HS-ESS3: Earth and Human ActivityESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems (HS-ESS3-3), (HS-ESS3-4)