Manatee Lagoon Offers Visitors a Chance to Learn More About Florida’s Gentle Giant

It’s an Ideal Time to See These Gentle Giants Firsthand as They Travel South Toward Warmer Waters
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Sarah H. Marmion, Manager, Manatee Lagoon, an FPL Eco-Discovery Center

(West Palm Beach, FL, Tuesday, December 20, 2016) - Cooler temperatures are rolling in, which means manatees will be frequenting Florida waters. Manatee season, which lasts from mid-November to the end of March, is an ideal time to see these gentle giants firsthand as they travel south toward warmer waters. As their gracious hosts, it's vital to do our part to make sure these creatures stay safe in their winter habitat and throughout the year.

At Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center, you can easily learn everything there is to know about topics like migratory patterns, diet, anatomy and habitats.

Sarah H. Marmion, manager, Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center, talks about what visitors can learn at Manatee Lagoon.

SOUNDBITE #1:

WE CONSTRUCTED THIS CENTER AS PART OF OUR ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION TO NOT ONLY EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP WE HAVE WITH THESE WONDERFUL CREATURES, BUT TO INSPIRE COMMUNITIES TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT FLORIDA’S ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. AS WINTER ARRIVES, MORE AND MORE MANATEES ARE LIKELY TO VISIT THE SIXTEEN THOUSAND SQUARE-FOOT EDUCATIONAL FACILITY THAT FEATURES DOZENS OF EXHIBITS CHRONICLING THE PLIGHT OF MANATEES.

SOUNDBITE #2:

THE BEST WAY TO MAKE SURE OUR MANATEES CONTINUE TO PROSPER IN FLORIDA IS BY STAYING EDUCATED AND INFORMED. YOU CAN ENGAGE IN INTERACTIVE LEARNING DISPLAYS AND GAMES, LEARN ABOUT MANATEE ANATOMY FROM THE INSIDE OUT WITH MANATEE BONES ON DISPLAY AND HEAR FROM MANATEE MASTERS WHO CAN SHARE FUN FACTS ABOUT MANATEES AND THEIR BEHAVIORS.

For more information visit www.visitmanateelagoon.com.

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