Phone: 941-388-4441, ext. 263
Starting cost per student: $6
Additional Info: Price is $150 per connection/per class
Max. Capacity: 35
Transportation Needed? No
Who Arranges Transportation?
Is Financial Assistance Offered? No
Bring the ocean and Mote Marine Laboratory to your classroom with SeaTrek.TV!
Ages: Grades 3-8
Time: 50 minutes
How do you train a 3000-pound relative of the elephant? Learn how we care for Hugh and Buffett, our resident West Indian manatees, and find out how big and smart they are.
Objectives: The student will learn the basic characteristics of a mammal, and the adaptations of manatees. The student will also learn how captive manatees are cared for and what conservation efforts are being made for wild populations.
Overview: In this interactive lesson, Mote Marine Laboratory will present a media-rich program on manatees. Topics presented include:
- Basic mammal characteristics and specific manatee anatomy
- Captive animal husbandry and training
- Environmental Enrichment Devices (EEDs)
- Threats to manatees and how the students can help
- Questions and Answers
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
Visit seatrek.tv to request this program.
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