Thank you for your interest in teaching your students about manatees. Upon request, the FWC Imperiled Species Management Section can send you materials to help you and your students learn about manatees.
Manatee Information available from FWC:
- Manatee Activity Workbook: Grades 3rd-7th, 30 workbooks per teacher. The booklet provides students with information about manatees and activities that enhance their learning about Florida’s marine mammal.
- Manatee Decals are free for your educational events (Earth Day, Endangered Species Day, etc.). Let us know how many decals you want us to send you and we will select the decals based on available stock.
- Manatee Awareness Brochures: 5-10 each. Please access the brochure section to see a list of brochures available.
- Manatee education boxes are available around the state at several Florida Youth Conservation Centers.
To order any of the above publications, please write to:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Imperiled Species Management Section
620 S. Meridian Street, 6A
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600
Or use the FWC Publications request service and search for “Manatee”
Activity: Make a manatee out of knee-high stockings
Activity: Manatees and motorboats outdoor activity
Activity: Rubber band manatee entanglement awareness
Activity: Students can make a manatee headband
Activity: Write cinquains about manatees
Please check our Manatee Links for lesson plans from the following groups:
- Tampa Electric Company (TECO) Manatee Viewing Center
- SeaWorld of Florida – Manatee-themed classroom activities to check out for grades K-12.
- Save the Manatee Club
- Zoos and Aquariums
- FWC Education Resources
- Project WILD (Wildlife in Learning Design) is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. Teacher training workshops are available around the state.
- Leon County and surrounding counties only
- A Manatee Treasure Box is available for teachers to borrow in the panhandle counties of north Florida (Leon County and nearby counties).
- Books are available to borrow from the FWC Imperiled Species Management’s outreach library.
To reserve the Manatee Treasure box or books for a future date and to schedule a pickup time, please email ImperiledSpecies@MyFWC.com.
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For more information about manatees and other educational materials, please return to the main manatee education page.