Manatee Awareness Month, which happens every November in Florida, is an annual month long event to promote the conservation of these large aquatic mammals. During the winter months, Manatees often make their way to warmer shores and share the same waterways as us, particularly our speedboats. Watercraft collision is the number one human-related cause of death to these gentle giants.

This printable worksheet pack encourages your child or student to create more awareness about manatees and how irresponsible human activity threaten their survival.

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hour, Items Needed: Colouring pencils

In this activity, your child have an opportunity to find out more about the manatee and what threaten their survival in the wild. She/He will also have the opportunity to help create awareness using the printables.

It will help your child or student:

  • Develop a greater sense of responsibility to nature and those that depend on it. It's never too early to teach kids about the importance of conservation.
  • Develop ability to identify different creative ways to create awareness of an important cause/subject matter.

Let's go!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about manatees and some of the conservation issues they face. Here's a good introduction video about the manatee:

Here's a video showing how man-made waste and pollution is causing the loss of seagrass, the main source of food for manatees:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 2 printable manatee inspired t-shirt design challenges. The first worksheet has an example of a conservation related design which your child can complete with colour. The worksheet sheet is an empty template for your child/student to create their own design.

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