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

Grades: 3-12

Time: 50 minutes

See sharks up close and learn the truth about them! Find out why it’s more dangerous to be at home than in the water with these fascinating creatures.

Objectives: The students will learn about the behavior of sharks, diversity of sharks, and the anatomy and physiology of sharks (including senses). Students will also learn about the popular misconceptions about sharks and why they are often misunderstood. Ground breaking research at Mote Marine Laboratory will be featured as well as current conservation efforts. Students will also be able to demonstrate what they can do to help with conservation and preservation.

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

  • Types of sharks (~5 minutes)
  • Shark facts versus shark myths; simple statistics from the International Shark Attack File (~5 minutes)
  • Shark senses and super-senses (electroreception) (~10 minutes)
  • Shark feeding contrasted with other behaviors (~15 minutes)
  • Shark anatomy/physiology (bony fish vs. cartilaginous fish, buoyancy) (~10 minutes)
  • Questions and Answers (~5 minutes)

Price is $150 per 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. We can be flexible and will try to meet your requests the best we can.

Visit to request this program.


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