Resources for Educators

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Manatees: An Educator's Guide
Save the Manatee Club’s 38-page educator’s guide is available as a pdf download or can be mailed as a print document. The printed guide comes with our “Sirenians of the World” poster.

Educators (including homeschools) may also request these free materials as print documents by sending their name and mailing address to

Watch Videos

  • Manatee Messages – An educational video for students and teachers produced by Save the Manatee Club with assistance from the Florida Advisory Council on Environmental Education. It includes a description of manatees, information on their behavior and habitat, and shares what students can do to help save manatees.
  • View our full playlist of educational videos on the Save the Manatee Club Youtube Channel. for more on what to do when encountering a manatee in the wild, what happens in the first days in the life of a manatee calf, and more.
  • Manatee Webcams at Blue Spring State Park and Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
  • Learn With Manfred Manatee – Do manatees “talk?” Why do they need to stay warm? What do they eat and drink, and how are they different from dolphins? Learn the answers to these questions and more in these short, one-minute animated segments from Save the Manatee Club.
Buddy Manatee Poster
A free 11″ x 17″ poster that features the Buddy Manatee character created by Florida artist Tim Thomas and the conservation message, “You can look, but please don’t touch, chase, feed, or give water to us,” is available to schools or libraries.

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Adopt-A-Manatee For Your Classroom!

Adopt-A-Manatee Educator Package
For a $20 annual membership fee, school classes will receive an Adopt-A-Manatee packet that includes an adoption certificate, photo, and biography of the adopted manatee, a 38-page educator’s guide, poster, and newsletters.

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View Online Bibliographies

  • Bibliography and Index of the Sirenia and Desmostylia is a searchable index by Dr. Daryl P. Domning, a member of Save the Manatee Club’s Board of Directors and Professor of Anatomy at Howard University, Washington, D.C. He is also a Research Associate in Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and a Research Associate in Vertebrate Paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, California.
  • Manatee Research Publications and Links from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Online Bibliography from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Sirenia Project in Gainesville, FL. (Type “manatees” in the Search box at the top of the page.)

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