Online Virtual Conference

Provider: Mote Marine Laboratory

Contact: Kasey Gaylord Opalewski, Senior Coordinator for Digital Programs
941-388-4441, ext. 263

Starting cost per student: $75

Additional Info: Price is $150 per connection

Max. Capacity: 35

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation? Other (see description)

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  Yes


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Bring the ocean and Mote Marine Laboratory to your classroom with SeaTrek.TV!

Grades: 3-12+

Time: 25-50 minutes, depending on grade level

Why are coral reefs important? Discover the value of coral reefs to wildlife and how important they are to people too.

Ages: Grades 5-12+

Objectives: The student will understand the basic ecology of coral reefs; learn about relationships found on a coral reef; understand coral anatomy, reproduction, and defense; understand why coral reefs are important; learn how Mote Marine Laboratory studies coral reefs; understand climate change and ocean acidification; and learn how you can protect coral reefs.

Overview: In this interactive lesson, Mote Marine Laboratory will present a media-rich session on coral reefs. Topics include:

  • Opening featuring Animal or Vegetable
  • Interactive coral reef game show featuring topics such as: coral anatomy; reef conservation and restoration; pollution and threats to coral reefs, including bleaching, climate change and ocean acidification; coral reef formations; organismal relationships (examples of symbiosis); coral defense; reef biodiversity; food webs; reef conservation and protection; plus an open Question and Answer session.

Technology required: We are open to connection with any technology platform. We can easily connect via Google Hangout, Skype, Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom, H.323 (Polycom/Cisco/Lifesize, etc.), and more. If you don’t see your preferred connection technology listed here, please contact us to see how we can best meet your needs.

We suggest a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 35 students for optimum interactivity

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