Membership Fees & Benefits


  • Associate ($25)
  • Friend ($35)
  • Sponsor ($55)
  • Guardian ($100)
  • Steward
    ($500 and up)

All levels of membership receive

  • An adoption certificate, photo and biography of "your" manatee

  • A 28-page membership handbook with information on manatees

  • The Manatee Zone, SMC's newsletter, which is sent four times a year. The newsletter features updates on manatees in the adoption program written by Ranger Wayne Hartley from Blue Spring State Park, Ranger Betsy Dearth from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

  • Paddle Tales, our bi-monthly e-newsletter, which features current manatee news (plus great photos), a manatee from our Adopt-A-Manatee program, fun games, activities and special offers and events And, we'll answer your questions about manatees.

  • Your Membership Gift free with memberships at the Friend Level or above.

Discounted Rate for School Classes & Groups

For a $20 annual membership, you will receive

  • An adoption certificate, photo and biography of "your" manatee

  • A 38-page educator's guide

  • A four-color "Sirenians of the World" poster

  • An 8-page coloring and activity book (for elementary educators)

  • The Manatee Zone newsletter

  • Paddle Tales, the monthly e-newsletter

Note: All amounts in U.S. dollars. An additional $10 will be added to adoptions mailed to all countries outside the United States.

Print Order Form
(new members)