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ManateeFest 2020

Posted by Lacey Hagler on Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 3:23pm.

This Saturday, February 1st, celebrate Manatee Lagoon’s fourth anniversary at ManateeFest! Families are welcome to photo opportunities with Mia the Manatee, a Super Bowl themed FanZone, a Kids Fun Zone with ocean-inspired face painting, and marine life puzzles. Kids are encouraged to visit each participation station to have their “passport” stamped in order to receive a prize for visiting all activities.

ManateeFest will also feature local arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, live music, and environmental exhibitors including 4ocean, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, the Coral Restoration Foundation, Florida Fishing Academy, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Admission and parking is free, and the event will be between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Manatee Lagoon is located at 6000 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, Florida.

View the ManateeFest site map here. >

Lecture Schedule

10 - 10:30 a.m.
Mermaids and Manatees
Dr. James “Buddy” Powell | Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute

10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Coral Talk: Lake Worth Lagoon Coral Health
Dr. Charlie Gregory | The Reef Institute

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Save the Sea Turtles: LMC Biologist Q&A
Casey Palmer | Loggerhead Marinelife Center

12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Entanglements and Marine Debris for Manatees
Blake Faucett | Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

1 - 1:30 p.m.
Manatee Tales Story Time
Featuring "Kobee Manatee: Heading Home to Florida" by Robert Scott Thayer
Manatee Master | Manatee Lagoon

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Sea Turtles 101
Jackie Kingston | Sea Turtle Adventures

2:30 - 3 p.m.
Mermaids and Manatees
Dr. James “Buddy” Powell | Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute

3:15 - 3:45 p.m. 
Local Dolphins and the Threat of Plastic and Other Pollutants
Stefan Harzen | Taras Oceanographic Foundation

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