ERIC Number: ED243665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Florida's Manatee. An Educator's Guide. Third Edition Revised.
This revised and updated guide provides resources for teaching about the Florida manatee, a nearly hairless, thick-skinned marine mammal without hindlimbs and with paddle-like forelimbs. The manatee (an endangered species) is sometimes called a sea cow. The guide includes: (1) a vocabulary list; (2) a list of suggested readings; (3) an annotated list of selected slide programs, filmstrips, and films; (4) brief descriptions of possible classroom and field activities (such as using word games, designing wall murals, using guest speakers, preparing research papers, organizing skits and role playing sessions, investigating the mermaid/manatee debate, visiting a manatee sanctuary, conducting school and boat ramp surveys, and making the public aware about the manatee); (5) a manatee awareness questionnaire; and (6) activity sheets suitable for duplication. The latter include such vocabulary activities as word searches, a crossword puzzle, a connect-the-dot activity, and a field study form. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Natural Resources, Tallahassee.; Florida Audubon Society, Maitland.
Identifiers: Endangered Species; Florida; Manatees
Note: Publication of this guide was supported by the Florida Power and Light Company.