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Family Fun Day at Ding Darling NWR

Save the Manatee Club's recent Education Day at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida, was a perfect day for manatee watching. Hundreds of wild manatees gathered in the warm spring run to escape the chill. Club volunteers enjoyed meeting the many visitors who stopped by our table. (l-r in photo) Crystal Cobb, Karen Michaels, Darien Vaught, and Janice Nearing. Not pictured: Terry Nearing - he took the photo! Special thanks to SMC's Cora Berchem for bringing "Hope" the giant manatee to Blue Spring for our education event. Adults and youngsters alike enjoyed photo ops with the massively adorable inflatable manatee.

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.

Club volunteers with Hope the inflatable manatee.

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Club volunteers Cora Berchem and Aimee Krivan with Hope the inflatable manatee.


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. Upcoming Events .

January 17, 2015
Manatee Presentation with
SMC's Dr. Katie Tripp
New Smyrna Beach Library
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Presentation at 1:00 p.m.
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January 17 & 18, 2015
Florida Manatee Festival
Downtown Crystal River, FL
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January 24 & 25, 2015
Blue Spring Manatee Festival
Blue Spring State Park
& Valentine Park
Orange City, FL
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January 26, 2015
Whale Fiesta
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
San Pedro, CA
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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February 21, 2015
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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February 21, 2015
Orlando Wetlands Festival
Ft. Christmas Park
Christmas, FL
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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