Online Virtual Conference

Provider: Mote Marine Laboratory

Contact: Kasey Gaylord-Opalewski, Senior Coordinator of Digital Programs
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


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

Ages: Grades 3-8

Fee: $150

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 to request this program.


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