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Sam The Sea Cow

MSRP: $29.95
Price: $23.95
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Order Number: 126.0083
Format : DVD
Theme: Many people are working hard to help save and protect manatees.

This is a true story about Sam the manatee who was rescued and nursed back to health after he got stuck in a sewer drain.

LeVar travels to Sea World in Florida for a closer look at manatees. He explores their natural habitat and assists Sea World staff as they nurse and return one to the wild. Then he tours a wetland wildlife refuge on an airboat and finds out why wetlands are important to manatees and other animals.

Author: Francine Jacobs
Publisher: Walker
Field Trip Segments
Homosassa Springs – LeVar takes us to Homosassa Springs where many injured manatees are cared for, park ranger Betsy and veterinarian Mark talk about caring for them and their mammal characteristics.
Meet Barnacle Bill – Manatee Barnacle Bill, who was hit by a speeding boat 18 months ago, has recovered. LeVar joins Sea World team to return Bill to the wild.
Wildlife Refuge – At Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, LeVar rides an airboat to a place where he can see the manatees. We watch the manatees frolic in the water.
Review Books: Manatees by Emile U. Lepthien; 10 Things I Know About (series) by Wendy Wax and Delia Rowland; Will We Miss Them? Endangered Species by Alexandra Wright.

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Use this episode to further enhance your science curriculum.  Science Concepts: nutrition, absorption, wetlands.

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Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance and c) campus or building closed circuit and video streaming. 

Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126

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