Endless Oceans Marine Science 101 (Summer Full Semester)

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 6/4/2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$275

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1601 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
    2
  • Duration
    10 week
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

($225 for mote members) Curious about our oceans? Interested in expanding your knowledge while also expanding your network? We welcome you to explore the world of marine science through this engaging series of lessons and hands-on experiences hosted by Mote education professionals. Each class will also feature experts discussing their research related to that day’s topic. Learning is a lifelong endeavor, continue your journey with Mote Marine Laboratory.

Florida Coastal Habitats (Endless Oceans Marine Science 101)

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 6/4/2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1603 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
    4
  • Duration
    1 week
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

($30 for mote members) Here we explore Florida’s coastal wetland and marine habitats, as well as their function and importance in the ecosystem. We will discuss local environmental challenges our watersheds face as well as research that Mote is doing to understand these complex systems.

Florida Marine Invertebrates (Endless Oceans Marine Science 101)

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 6/4/2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1605 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
    6
  • Duration
    1 week
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

($30 for mote members) This lesson will discuss local marine invertebrates and their ecological importance. We will meet with an aquarium biologist specializing in marine invertebrates and conduct a squid dissection during our Active Learning segment!

Sea Turtle Ecology (Endless Oceans Marine Science 101)

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 6/4/2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1607 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
    8
  • Duration
    1 week
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

($30 for mote members) Students will learn basic sea turtle ecology and the 5 primary species found in Florida. We will discuss the largest threats sea turtles currently face in our area and what Mote is doing to help these amazing creatures recover.

Florida Marine Mammals (Endless Oceans Marine Sceince 101)

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 6/4/2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1609 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
    10
  • Duration
    1 week
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

($30 for mote members) This lesson will discuss local marine mammal species with a heavy focus on dolphins and manatees. Students will learn basic marine mammal physiology, diet, ecological role and current conservation status. We will also discuss the Sarasota Dolphin Research program and Mote’s Strandings Investigation Program.

Florida Sharks & Rays (Endless Oceans Marine Science 101)

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 6/4/2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1611 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
    12
  • Duration
    1 week
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

($30 for mote members) Here we explore elasmobranch anatomy and ecology, focusing on local shark and ray species. We will discuss their ecological importance, diet, conservation status, current threats and current Mote research.

Florida Fish Ecology (Endless Oceans Marine Sceince 101)

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 6/4/2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1613 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
    14
  • Duration
    1 week
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

($30 for mote members) Students will be introduced to marine bony fish ecology, with a focus on life cycle and ecological importance. We will discuss the current status of local and global fisheries and Mote’s relevant research on this topic.

Red Tide & Environmental Health (Endless Oceans Marine Science 101)

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 6/4/2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1615 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
    16
  • Duration
    1 week
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

($30 for mote members) Here we will break down the science behind red tide and phytoplankton. We will discuss environmental health in the area and identify local concerns that Mote is currently researching, such as pesticide impact on marine environments and local runoff pollution.

Coral Reefs & Ocean Acidification (Endless Oceans Marine Science 101)

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 6/4/2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1617 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
    18
  • Duration
    1 week
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

($30 for mote members) Welcome to the wonderful world of corals. Here we introduce coral ecology and their important role in the environment. We will discuss the changes researchers are observing in corals around the world and the causes behind them. This lesson will feature Mote’s research with coral resilience and restoration efforts in the Florida Keys.

Climate Change & Conservation (Endless Oceans Marine Science 101)

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 6/4/2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1619 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
    20
  • Duration
    1 week
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

($30 for mote members) This is the final lecture of the semester and will focus on our changing climate and the impact this is having on our world’s oceans. We will discuss other major issues facing our oceans and what we as a community can do to reduce these impacts. Full-time participants will showcase their research projects from the semester.

Sea Turtles to Service Dogs: Animal Adventures in Sarasota

Starts from: 1/20/2019

$1,599

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Lido Beach Resort, 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    22227
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Discover the extraordinary creatures of Florida’s Gulf Coast, both wild and domestic. Join researchers and naturalists to learn about sea turtle conservation, and watch for marine life aboard a boat on Sarasota Bay. Find out about efforts to protect wild animals from hazards both natural and manmade, and experience how domesticated animals work to keep us safe. Meet rescued wildlife and former circus animals at an animal sanctuary, and enjoy a heartwarming visit with a guide dog and owner. Cost: DBL $1,599 SGL $2,119

Birding Hot Spots: The Wild Side of Sarasota

Starts from: 1/27/2019

$1,379

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Even Hotel, 6231 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, FL 34240
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    19349
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A major stopover on the Eastern Flyway and the unique, myriad subtropical ecosystems makes the region around Sarasota a premier birding destination in the United States. With expert ornithologists, explore brackish estuaries, scrublands, mangrove forests, marshes and sandy islands as you increase your list of bird-species sightings. Observe the rare Florida subspecies of Scrub Jay and unique birds such as the Marbled Godwit, Reddish Egret and Long-billed Curlew, all amid the warm-weather splendor of Florida’s Gulf Coast. For more specific information on the itinerary, accommodations, and meals that are included please visit the website for this program. Cost: DBL $1,379 SGL $1,839

Sea Turtles to Service Dogs: Animal Adventures in Sarasota

Starts from: 2/3/2019

$1,599

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Lido Beach Resort, 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    22227
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Discover the extraordinary creatures of Florida’s Gulf Coast, both wild and domestic. Join researchers and naturalists to learn about sea turtle conservation, and watch for marine life aboard a boat on Sarasota Bay. Find out about efforts to protect wild animals from hazards both natural and manmade, and experience how domesticated animals work to keep us safe. Meet rescued wildlife and former circus animals at an animal sanctuary, and enjoy a heartwarming visit with a guide dog and owner. Cost: DBL $1,599 SGL $2,119

Birding Hot Spots: The Wild Side of Sarasota

Starts from: 2/17/2019

$1,379

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Even Hotel, 6231 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, FL 34240
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    19349
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A major stopover on the Eastern Flyway and the unique, myriad subtropical ecosystems makes the region around Sarasota a premier birding destination in the United States. With expert ornithologists, explore brackish estuaries, scrublands, mangrove forests, marshes and sandy islands as you increase your list of bird-species sightings. Observe the rare Florida subspecies of Scrub Jay and unique birds such as the Marbled Godwit, Reddish Egret and Long-billed Curlew, all amid the warm-weather splendor of Florida’s Gulf Coast. For more specific information on the itinerary, accommodations, and meals that are included please visit the website for this program. Cost: DBL $1,379 SGL $1,839

Birding Hot Spots: The Wild Side of Sarasota

Starts from: 3/17/2019

$1,379

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Even Hotel, 6231 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, FL 34240
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    19349
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A major stopover on the Eastern Flyway and the unique, myriad subtropical ecosystems makes the region around Sarasota a premier birding destination in the United States. With expert ornithologists, explore brackish estuaries, scrublands, mangrove forests, marshes and sandy islands as you increase your list of bird-species sightings. Observe the rare Florida subspecies of Scrub Jay and unique birds such as the Marbled Godwit, Reddish Egret and Long-billed Curlew, all amid the warm-weather splendor of Florida’s Gulf Coast. For more specific information on the itinerary, accommodations, and meals that are included please visit the website for this program. Cost: DBL $1,379 SGL $1,839

Birding Hot Spots: The Wild Side of Sarasota

Starts from: 10/13/2019

$1,379

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Even Hotel, 6231 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, FL 34240
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    19349
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A major stopover on the Eastern Flyway and the unique, myriad subtropical ecosystems makes the region around Sarasota a premier birding destination in the United States. With expert ornithologists, explore brackish estuaries, scrublands, mangrove forests, marshes and sandy islands as you increase your list of bird-species sightings. Observe the rare Florida subspecies of Scrub Jay and unique birds such as the Marbled Godwit, Reddish Egret and Long-billed Curlew, all amid the warm-weather splendor of Florida’s Gulf Coast. For more specific information on the itinerary, accommodations, and meals that are included please visit the website for this program. Cost: DBL $1,379 SGL $1,839