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Kings Pay Park July 4th Event

Club volunteers Deb Brown (at podium) and Doug Brown (left in photo) teach a group of youngsters about manatees during Eco-Science Day at the Live Oak Public Library in Live Oak, Florida. After the presentation, the interactive manatee trivia puzzle was enjoyed by all. Deb said, "Many remembered the answers based on what I had told them during the presentation. Because of one of my sound clips, they all know manatees are related to elephants now!" (Photo courtesy of Live Oak Public Library - Ivory Jackson/Marlene Mitchell.)

We Need Volunteers!

You can help Save the Manatee Club by becoming a Club volunteer. SMC volunteers staff tables at manatee-related events, engage in speaking presentations, help out in the SMC offices, write letters and send e-mails on issues of concern to manatees, and report information to manatee researchers. You can make a difference for manatees!

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our Online Volunteer Application.

For those wishing to inquire about earning community service hours at the Club's office in Maitland, Florida, please do not fill out the Online Volunteer Application form. For eligibility and availability, contact Janice Nearing, the Club's Volunteer Activities Coordinator, at jnearing@savethemanatee.org or call 407-539-0990.

Gift Basket Worth $250.

Special Contest Exclusively For Save The Manatee Club Volunteers
Registered Club volunteers are encouraged to participate in the Volunteer Calendar Contest through the month of September. The volunteer who sells the most calendars wins this fabulous Gift Basket brimming with manatee items valued at over $250, plus there are other chances to win $50 gift certificates to shop in the Club's store. Not a volunteer yet? Join today! Proceeds from the calendars help fund our life-saving work. For more information, contact jnearing@savethemanatee.org.

Gift Basket Worth Over $250.


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. Upcoming Events .

September 6, 2014
Speak Up Homosassa Springs
feauring Bob Graham, former Florida Governor
and U.S. Senator
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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September 20, 2014
Fall Festival
College of Central Florida
Main Campus
Ocala, FL
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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September 20, 2014
International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy
Sign Up to Clean Up
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September 27, 2014
Indian River Lagoon
Science Festival
Museum Pointe Park
S. Hutchinson Island,
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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September 27, 2014
National Public Lands Day
Bill Frederick Park at
Turkey Lake
Orlando, FL
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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October 4, 2014
Blue Spring Water Festival Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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October 11 & 12, 2014
Patuxent River
Appreciation Days
The Calvert Marine Museum
Solomons, MD
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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October 18, 2014
Marine Quest
FWC Fish & Wildlife
Research Institute
St. Petersburg, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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October 19, 2014
Family Fun Day
J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR
Sanibel Island, FL
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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October 23-Nov. 2, 2014
Brevard County Fair
Wickham Park
Melbourne, FL
For hours and
more info, e-mail:

October 25, 2014
Tomoka Fall Fest
Tomoka State Park
Ormond Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, e-mail: Aggie.Armstrong

October 25, 2014
Annual Florida Bat Festival
Lubee Bat Conservancy
Gainesville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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November 15, 2014
Right Whale Festival
The Seawalk Pavilion
Jacksonville Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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December 13, 2014
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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