Educator Resources


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.

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

Watch Videos

  • Manatee Webcams at Blue Spring State Park and Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
  • Manatee Messages: What You Can Do (elementary version)
  • Manatee Messages: What You Can Do (middle school version)
  • Learn With Manfred Manatee animated videos
  • Manatee Conservation Videos
    See links to several videos with manatee conservation messages on our Boater Resources page, including Boating Safely with Manatees, How to Report a Speed Zone Violation, How to Report a Distressed Manatee, Manatees and Entanglement, Responsible Paddling Near Manatees and more.
  • Manatee Videos on YouTube
    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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Discover Additional Classroom Learning Options

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.


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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