Resources for Educators
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Educators (including homeschools) may also request these free materials as print documents by sending their name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
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- Boat Safely Poster
- Buddy Manatee “Look, But Don’t Touch” Poster
- Adopt-A-Manatee® Poster
- Meet the Florida Manatee is a free PowerPoint slide show prepared by Save the Manatee Club. To view, click the following links for the slide show for young students and the slide show for high school students and adults.
Discover Additional Classroom Learning Options
- Educator Discount for the Adopt-A-Manatee® Program
- Virtual Manatee Presentations
Educators can request a free virtual manatee presentation for their elementary, middle, or high school classrooms. Email us at email@example.com to schedule a presentation. Please include your name, class grade level, preferred virtual meeting platform, potential dates and times for a presentation, and any special requests.
- Springs Conservation in the Classroom
- Manatee Book List
- Action Kids
- Manatee Matching Game
Most living manatees bear scars from boat collisions, and this is how researchers identify them. Click the link above to get our game and see if you can identify some real manatees. You will also need this Researcher’s Scar Sheet. See the answers and learn more about these manatees in the Game Notes.
Adopt-A-Manatee For Your Classroom!
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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