Online Virtual Conference,  Online Virtual Performance

Provider: Mote Marine Laboratory

Contact: Mote Education Department
941-388-4441, ext. 263

Starting cost per student: $150

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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Visit Mote Marine Laboratory virtually with SeaTrek.TV!

Ages: Grades 3-8

Fee: $150

Time: 50 minutes

Details: 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 videoconference, Mote Marine Laboratory will present a media-rich videoconference 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:

  • Webconferencing platforms like Skype, Google + or Safari Montage Live OR
  • H.323 videoconferencing (Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize, etc.)

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

Visit to request this program.


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