Programs: Education and outreach: work to educate the general public, special interest groups and students through a variety of programs and materials designed to provide information on manatees and their habitat.
membership services: provides the committed constituency for the membership base needed by the club to achieve its manatee protection and preservation objectives.
conservation: acquisition of data, including the sponsoring of research, upon which to base policies and decisions of the club and other entities, including various levels of government.
manatee merchandise: educational and promotional items designed to communicate the club's message concerning its activities in protecting and preserving the endangered manatee.
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As a USCG licensed captain and an avid boater, I am continuously infuriated by the lack of awareness the boating community pays helpless sea creatures such as manatee. If it weren't for the continuous education efforts of this organization and its numerous volunteers one wonders if there would be any of these docile giants left to grace our planet.