Learn About Manatees Virtually!
Presentations Available for Schools and Groups
By Ally Greco, Communications and Outreach Manager
Save the Manatee Club
Save the Manatee Club is now offering virtual manatee presentations for schools and other groups upon request. Each session features a visual presentation, cool manatee videos, and Q&As with experienced staff and volunteers. The presentation lasts 20-30 minutes, with time for questions, or it can be tailored to the length of time desired. Topics include manatee anatomy, animal relatives of manatees, manatee research, and manatee protection. Older students and adults can learn more about manatee conservation efforts and how they can help. Come “Meet the Florida Manatee” and learn about these unique aquatic mammals right at home.
Educators can request a presentation for their elementary, middle, or high school classrooms using Microsoft Teams or Skype in the Classroom, Microsoft’s free live learning tool. Each presentation will be suitable for your grade level and can be accompanied with the lessons and activities in our Educator’s Guide, available by mail upon request or as a free download.
Visit our Skype in the Classroom page to request a presentation, or if you don’t use Skype in the Classroom, simply email Ally at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a Microsoft Teams presentation. You do not need a Microsoft Teams account to watch a presentation or ask questions. Include your name and contact info, class grade level, three potential dates and times for a presentation, and any special requests.
For Other Groups
Would your social club, volunteer group, or homeowner’s association enjoy learning about manatees? Consider a virtual presentation from Save the Manatee Club for your next monthly meeting or virtual event.
Email Ally at email@example.com to schedule a Microsoft Teams presentation. Your group will not need a Microsoft Teams account to watch the presentation or ask questions. Include your name and contact info, information about your group, three potential dates and times for a presentation, and any special requests.
Want to Present?
Do you love talking about manatees or helping people learn about manatee conservation? Sign up to become a Volunteer Presenter for Save the Manatee Club. Volunteers should have a reliable internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone, and be knowledgeable (or eager to learn) about protecting manatees and their aquatic habitat. Training will be provided. Visit savethemanatee.org/volunteer to complete an application.