SEA Trek



Spring into virtual learning and 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.

  • Recommended for Ages (Grades): 5–9 (K–3rd)

  • Format: Interactive Video Lesson πŸ–₯( It's easy to connect )

  • Duration: πŸ•” 25 mins

Research Connection: Sharks and Rays Conservation Research Program

Objectives: Students will learn about ocean habitats and the diversity of animals in them. Students will learn about shark characteristics and the difference between egg-laying sharks and sharks that give birth to live young. Students will also use literacy and reading comprehension skills.


  • 4 min - Shark Emoji (shark diversity guessing game)

  • 8 min - The story of Shark Baby

  • 7 min - Sharky quiz (reading comprehension and STEM engagement)

  • ~6 min - Open Questions and Answers

  • Total time: πŸ•” Up to 30 minutes

Book it!
SCHEDULING HELP:(941) 388-2904 ☎️ / seatrek @ πŸ“§

Extra media featuring Mote research and partners

The following media can be used before or after your live virtual field trip with Mote to enhance the lesson.

Alignment to Standards

Subject Areas

Life Sciences

Ocean Literacy Principles

OLP #5 The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystemsOLP #6 The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected

National Standards

ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.5 -- Reading: LiteratureEarth Space Science Progression -- ESS2C K-2 -- Next Generation ScienceEarth Space Science Progression -- ESS3A K-2 -- Next Generation ScienceLife Science Progression -- LS1A K-2 -- Next Generation ScienceLife Science Progression -- LS1B K-2 -- Next Generation ScienceLife Science Progression -- LS1D K-2 -- Next Generation ScienceLife Science Progression -- LS4D K-2 -- Next Generation Science

Florida State Standards

K - SC.K.L.14.2, SC.K.L.14.32 - SC.2.L.16.1, SC.2.L.17.2

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patternsGoal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impactsGoal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources