Iconic photo by Joe Rosenthal showing the raising of the United States flag over Iwo Jima.

This time on The Children’s Hour, we learn about Manatees, the gentle giants of the sea. In a visit with Andrea Hermann from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the Kids Crew and Katie discuss the current ecological status of manatees, plus we find out all about their lives in the seas around Florida and elsewhere in the world.

This episode comes with a free Learn-Along Guide that meets and cites US National Education Standards! Download & print

Manatees are unique creatures because not only are they massive and friendly, they have no predators whatsoever in the ocean.

Manatees are facing unprecedented die-offs in the last few years, and conservationists are working hard to understand the best ways to save them. We’ll learn what the Conservation Marine Aquarium is doing to help save manatees, and educate boaters about watching for manatees in their habitats.

We’ll hear a baby manatee talking to its mom, and some great music celebrating these elephants of the ocean.

You can learn a lot more about manatees in our Learn-Along Guide that’s posted above. Press the button and your download will start. This guide meets and cites US National Education Standards, and will expand on what we explored today on the show.

This episode was produced by Katie Stone, our Executive Producer and our Senior Producer, Christina Stella. Our Learn-Along Guides are written by Jonathan Dunski. Many thanks to Amanda Herman from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for helping us with this show.

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Playlist - Manatees

ManateeThe Whizpops!Sea Blue Sea2014 The Whizpops LLC04:21
Be in the SeaCaspar BabypantsKeep It Real!2018 Aurora Elephant Music02:05
Hugh the ManateeMAGPIECircle of Life2010 Long Tail Records04:05
ManateeFire DogEndangered Species Project2018 Fire Dog02:30
Down By the Bay (Instrumental Only)SinglishClassic Children's Songs, Vol. 22000 Singlish Enterprises, Inc.00:55
Sea CowJoanie Leeds and the NightlightsWhat a Zoo!2011 Joanie Leeds02:11
Manatee BaySplash'N BootsManatee Bay2004 Splash'N Boots02:09
Manatee Demanding a PickleParry GrippManatee Demanding a Pickle - Single2021 Parry Gripp02:03
I'm a ManateeJohn LithgowSunny Side of the Street2006 Razor & Tie Recordings., Marketed by Razor & Tie Recordings. Distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.02:42
Mah na mah naPiero UmilianiMah na mah na (The Original Mixes EP)1968 Right Tempo SNC01:35
Mary ManateeDorothy CresswellMore Songs for Curious Kids2018 Dorothy Cresswell03:40
ManateeFarmer Jason, Hank Williams III & Tommy RamoneNature JamsThis Compilation 2012 Jason Ringenberg, under exclusive license in the U.S. to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.01:32
ManateeCaptain Bogg & SaltyBedtime Stories for Pirates1999 Scabbydisc Music (BMI)02:55
ManateeBattersby DuoA Bakers Dozen2014 Battersby Duo02:14

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