Join us at the top of Mote Aquarium's shark habitat for a live, narrated shark training and feeding session.
Bonus media and lesson plans: https://www.seatrek.tv/lessons/sharks-alive
Recommended for Ages (Grades): 8–18 (3rd–12th) + Lifelong Learners
Format: Interactive Video Lesson (It's easy to connect)
Animals in this lesson: game fish, reef fish, sharks, rays
Keywords: adaptation, anatomy, behavior, biodiversity, buoyancy, cartilage, climate change, conservation, elasmobranch, endangered, extinction, gills, habitat, husbandry, positive reinforcement, predator, species, taxonomy, training, vertebrate
10:30 - Standby. A/V checks.
10:40 - Program starts. Introductions and overview of Mote's research history and current shark research projects.
10:50 - Role of sharks in their ecosystems
10:55 - What you can do to help (conservation)
11:00 - Live demonstration of shark husbandry (training and care) and conversation with our aquarium biologist
11:10 - Open Questions and Answers
Total time: up to 45 mins
Participate in a virtual shark training session with our ocean experts; identify reasons why we train sharks and other animals in human care; discover husbandry and training techniques biologist use to manage animals in human care; learn about the technology we use to study sharks in the ocean; engage in a discussion with our ocean experts about sharks or other ocean animals; develop an appreciation for sharks and their important ecological roles.
Note: this is a new format for us, so please bear with us during any technical challenges. For the safety and security of our participants, we will be muting particiapnt audio and video during the program. We will primarily use the Zoom chat space for interactions. Please have your questions ready. A recording will be made of the program (for internal security purposes).