|Wonders of Water A March Celebration of Manatees
|This year, we’re exploring all of Florida’s watery finery during Wonders of Water, a celebration of everything that’s wet and wonderful about our state, planet and universe!
This month, we’ll be taking a deep dive into manatee awareness as we celebrate Manatee Appreciation Day on Wednesday, March 25, with bonus Manatee Appreciation Day activities on Saturday, March 28.
We’ve been doing manatee rehabilitation since 1998 and the Museum was a founding partner of the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership— a cooperative group of nonprofit, private, state and federal organizations that participate in manatee population management or manatee rescue and rehabilitation. The Bishop has cared for 42 manatees, including the four currently living with us in the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat: Felicia, Doscal, Viva and Collie!
We’ll be offering special take-home manatee activities for kids — paper-bag puppets and coloring pages — along with extended presentations focused on manatee rehabilitation and awareness.
March 25 Presentations11:30 a.m. in the Habitat’s above-water viewing area (second floor)1 p.m. in the Jeanie Kirkpatrick Boardroom (first-floor, adjacent to the Courtyard)2:30 p.m. in the Jeanie Kirkpatrick Boardroom
March 28 Presentations11:30 a.m. in the Jeanie Kirkpatrick Boardroom1 p.m. in the Jeanie Kirkpatrick Boardroom2:30 p.m. in the Jeanie Kirkpatrick Boardroom
All events are included in the price of admission.
Don’t miss our current water-themed special exhibition: Myakka River: A Florida Treasure and watch this space for details about a celebration of our blue planet coming in April.