Mote Expands Its Outreach Programs

SRQ Story Project Partner Spotlight


This summer, come play in the sun and learn about the local marine environment through hands-on, educational activities designed by Mote Marine Laboratory’s Education Division.

One of Mote’s goals, outlined in its 2020 Vision and Strategic Plan, is to help youth connect with the environment in fun, interactive and meaningful ways, with a special focus on children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about marine science and its impact on our future.

Mote recently welcomed Elaina Todd as the new Community Engagement Coordinator to help share our world-class marine science with people of all ages. Mote is able to provide free education and fun to the community as a result of our generous donors and the valuable partnerships Mote has helped build.

Mote is partnering with Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, which created the Gills Club — to bring science to girls in our community. The Gills Club is geared toward girls ages 6-17. The club is free for participants and meets July 18 and August 15 from 1pm – 2:30pm. RSVP is required, so sign up today!

Mote also shares its research and education programs with Girls, Inc.; Just for Girls; Pace Center for Girls; Boys & Girls Club, Sarasota; Easter Seals; Laurel Civic Center and RL Taylor Community Center.

For more information about Mote’s outreach programs, click here

Mote Marine Labratory is a 2015 SRQ Story Project partner and the featured non-profit organization this July. To learn more about the numerous educational programs, marine rehabilitation and scientific studies at Mote Marine Labratory, visit them online at or call (941) 388-4441. 

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