May 5 Brown Bag Lunch: All About Manatees

An MRC Brown Bag Lunch Zoom Webinar

May 5, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

Join MRC and Cora Berchem from Save the Manatee Club for our first-ever Virtual Brown Bag Seminar on “All About Manatees with Save the Manatee Club” on Tuesday, May 5. See below for video from this event.

This wonderful organization first covers manatee anatomy, diet, habitat, reproduction, and current status. Then we take a closer look at some of the threats the Florida manatee faces, Save the Manatee Club’s efforts, and what we can do to help! The seminar end with a Q&A session where we take some live chat/messaged questions. See the video below, and scroll down the page for more information about manatees and the Save the Manatee Club.

Additional Information Discussed in Webinar
Contact Information

Cora Berchem
cberchem@savethemanatee.org
Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research Associate, Save the Manatee Club
Presentation speaker and a great resource for general questions about manatees, Save the Manatee Club, and getting involved

Patrick Rose
prose@savethemanatee.org
Executive Director, Save the Manatee Club
Great resource for technical questions about manatees in Florida

Useful Links

How to Swim Safely Around Manatees
youtube.com/watch?v=kU2PQvtAMJw

How to Paddle Safely Around Manatees
youtube.com/watch?v=SQ5-kHlkZqY

How to Boat Safely Around Manatees
youtube.com/watch?v=VuFpoW-BZks

How to Spot and Report Injured or Sick Manatees
youtube.com/watch?v=cZuKv8FRz-g

How to Report a Speed Zone Violation
youtube.com/watch?v=wnn9N6ZxnqA

Adopt-A-Manatee Program
youtube.com/watch?v=u1DJDm6v-xY

Virtual Clean Up with Save the Manatee Club (May 1–15, 2020)
savethemanatee.org/event/cleanup4manatees-virtual-cleanup-event/

Information stickers, resources for boaters, and tips for swimmers
savethemanatee.org/how-to-help/get-resources/

Volunteering with Save the Manatee Club and how to help
savethemanatee.org/how-to-help/

Before It’s Too Late — Manatee Documentary
youtube.com/watch?v=c4543jBYWHw

Information on fertilizer and other Florida-friendly practices
befloridiannow.org/

Quarterly newsletter signup on educational efforts in your county and Florida friendly practices
http://eepurl.com/gIceJb

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About Our Presenter

Ms. Cora Berchem, Save the Manatee Club Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research AssociateMs. Cora Berchem is Save the Manatee Club’s Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research Associate, overseeing the Club’s live webcams, video production, social media sites, Manatee Observer Volunteer Program, and assisting with manatee research at Blue Spring State Park. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the College of New Jersey and a Master’s Degree in Film and Media from the J.W. Goethe University of Frankfurt/Germany, and is an Advanced Florida Master Naturalist. Cora also volunteers for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission assisting with manatee rescues, releases, and recoveries.

This virtual event is free but you must register to receive the zoom link and login information. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. MRC’s Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series is a long-standing and cherished social offered to the East Central Florida coast region, and is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit SaveTheIRL.org.