Our Vision

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Mote’s mission emphasizes producing accurate, scientific information to support conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biodiversity, healthy habitats and natural resources. Mote’s new Science Education Aquarium expands on this legacy, allowing future ocean leaders to discover their passion for marine science and conservation.

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Immersive Learning

Guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in marine research, essentially becoming a scientist for the day. Mote’s unique and longstanding history of scientific excellence, and effective translation and transference of science for public benefit, will flourish and shine at our new Mote Science Education Aquarium.

Science Education Programs for Youth

Perhaps most importantly, the new Science Education Aquarium will grow our award-winning, informal science education programs. From pre-K children to retired adults, from family-focused education programs to National Science Foundation-supported research internships and teacher professional development workshops, Mote tailors marine science education for myriad audiences at every stage of life.

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Reaching Underserved Populations

Mote will expand education access and participation of learners from populations that are underserved or underrepresented in marine science and technology. Whether we’re encouraging girls to excel in scientific fields, involving at-risk youths in ocean technology product development, or engaging local communities in volunteer citizen science projects, Mote’s Science Education Aquarium will provide hands-on marine science and technology research experience opportunities that reach far and serve all.

38,116 students attended our education programs in 2017.

These numbers will more than double with the new Science Education Aquarium.

Tell Me How I Can Get Involved

We cannot achieve these critical goals alone. You can be part of this important new era for Mote, our community and our region. The oceans serve us all. It is time to give back and fuel the science and public education required to achieve lasting impact for our shared marine resources. Please join us in making this vision a reality.

Contact Mote’s Development Department at (941) 388-4441 ext. 309 or arussell@mote.org to learn more about how you can help today.

We are truly grateful for your help in advancing the important work of bringing marine science education to all.