The BIG Problem with Microplastics

Students will engage in citizen science and contribute to the Florida Microplastics Awareness database (   This is a hands-on, inquiry-led science investigation where [...]

LIFE (Living in Florida Environments) Program

The LIFE Program is an environmental education program made from the collaboration between the Florida Park Service and the University of Florida IFAS Extension of Sarasota County. The program [...]

We Ran Away with the Circus!

We Ran Away with the Circus! incorporates both an onsite circus performance and a museum visit into a dynamic and engaging program for 2nd grade classes. The following guide will lay out the [...]

Dip Net for Secondary

In this field study from the Sarasota Bay Estuary P.I.E.R. Program through Around the Bend Nature Tours students will explore a local estuary by wading into the grass flats at low tide. Students [...]

Sea Science at Work

  Bring the ocean and Mote Marine Laboratory to your classroom with SeaTrek.TV! Grades: 5 – 12+ Fee: $200 Time: 50 minutes Go behind the science at Mote Marine Laboratory as we [...]

Community Foundation Exploration Grants now available!

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County still have Exploration grant funding available for the 2013-2014 school year. These grants are available to district teachers to fund student [...]

Organs on Parade

Learn the anatomy and physiology, or structure and function of the brain, heart and eye in this exploration from Suncoast Science Center.   Students will compare and examine organs of various [...]

Myths and Misconceptions in Science

Auditorium Program : Dolphins, manatees, and whales are mammals just like us!  Ever wonder how these magnificent animals share many characteristics with humans yet spend their life in the sea?    [...]

Aquascience Aquadome Center at Riverview High School

The mission of Riverview High School’s Aquascience Center is to inspirationally increase achievement and career interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics while [...]

Rescue, Rehab, and Release (6-8)

Classroom Program : Learn how Mote’s Dolphin and Whale Hospital and Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center care for sick, injured, and orphaned animals through interactive lessons and group activities.