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Mote Marine Lab to offer Marine Science classes for adults

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Mote Marine Laboratory is launching a new course called: Endless Oceans: Marine Science 101 in January. This lifelong learning course will offer 10 comprehensive, marine science classes. These beginner-to-intermediate classes will provide stimulating, science-based lessons useful for professional development, educational enrichment and developing a closer connection to our oceans.

Participants may register for the entire semester (10 classes) or individual classes. Full-time participants will be required to do an individual research project throughout the course and a presentation after the final class on March 12.

Each class will begin at 9 a.m. Lecture structure will vary by topic but will primarily consist of classroom lectures, science demonstrations and interactive activities with the 30 minutes of each course featuring a Mote researcher who will discuss their work in relation to the day's subject.


2018 Winter Classes:

Monday, Jan. 8: Introduction to Marine Science

Monday, Jan. 15: Florida Coastal Habitats

Monday, Jan. 22: Florida Marine Invertebrates

Monday, Jan. 29: Sea Turtle Ecology

Monday, Feb. 5: Florida Marine Mammals

Monday, Feb. 12: Florida Sharks & Rays

Monday, Feb. 19: Florida Fish Ecology

Monday, Feb. 26: Red Tide & Environmental Health

Monday, March 5: Coral Reefs & Ocean Acidification

Monday, March 12: Climate Change & Conservation


Cost and registration:

One class:

$30 for members & volunteers

$35 for non-members


Full semester:

$225 for members

$275 for non-members


Must be 18 or older to register. For more information: