Endless Oceans Marine Science 101 (Full Semester)

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 9/10/2018
9am -12:30pm

$275

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    10 class
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

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.
$225 for Mote Members ($275 for non-members)

Florida Marine Invertebrates

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 9/24/2018
9am -12:30pm

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    1 class
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

 This lesson will discuss local marine invertebrates and their ecological importance. We will meet speak with an expert specializing in marine invertebrates and conduct a squid dissection during our Active Learning segment!
$30 for Mote Members ($35 for non-members)

Sea Turtle Ecology

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 10/1/2018
9am -12:30pm

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    1 class
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

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.
$30 for Mote Members ($35 for non-members)

Florida Marine Mammals

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 10/8/2018
9am -12:30pm

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    1 class
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

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.
$30 for Mote Members ($35 for non-members)

Florida Sharks & Rays

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 10/15/2018
9am -12:30pm

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    1 class
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

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.
$30 for Mote Members ($35 for non-members)

Florida Fish Ecology

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 10/22/2018
9am -12:30pm

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    1 class
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

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.
$30 for Mote Members ($35 for non-members)

Red Tide & Environmental Health

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 10/29/2018
9am -12:30pm

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    1 class
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

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.
$30 for Mote Members ($35 for non-members)

Coral Reefs & Ocean Acidification

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 11/5/2018
9am -12:30pm

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    1 class
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

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.
$30 for Mote Members ($35 for non-members)

Climate Science & The Ocean

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 11/12/2018
9am -12:30pm

$35

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    1 class
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is the final lecture of the semester and will focus on the scientific relationship between the ocean and our atmosphere. We will discuss the changing global climate, the oceans role in climate science and the impact these changes are having on our marine ecosystems.
$30 for Mote Members ($35 for non-members)

Bay Walk and Talks

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 9/25/2018
1:30pm - 2:30pm

$25

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    1 class
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Walk and talk your way through the mangroves of Sarasota Bay with your educator from Mote Marine Laboratory. On this one hour walk, learn how to identify some native Florida vegetation, the animals that call this unique habitat home, and the research being conducted here at Mote to protect this resource. Each week walks are offered will have rotating themes including: Filtering Florida, Nature’s Coast Guard, Nature’s Nursery , Trees for the Seas, and Washed Ashore.
$10 for members/$25 for non-members with admission to the aquarium included

Bay Walk and Talks

Mote Marine Laboratory
Starts from: 9/29/2018
9am - 10:00am

$25

Campus Location
Mote Marine
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    motemarine
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    1 class
  • School
    Mote Marine
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Walk and talk your way through the mangroves of Sarasota Bay with your educator from Mote Marine Laboratory. On this one hour walk, learn how to identify some native Florida vegetation, the animals that call this unique habitat home, and the research being conducted here at Mote to protect this resource. Each week walks are offered will have rotating themes including: Filtering Florida, Nature’s Coast Guard, Nature’s Nursery , Trees for the Seas, and Washed Ashore.
$10 for members/$25 for non-members with admission to the aquarium included

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