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Saving the Endangered Manatee

icon date2  Wednesday, May 15, 2019
icon timer  07:30pm
icon map marker Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Katherine LaCommare, Ph.D., presents a program on one of nature’s most fascinating creatures, the Manatee. Dr. LaCommare, who teaches at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, has been studying Manatees for the past several years. Though they may not be the loveliest of mammals, they are among the most endearing and inoffensive. Unfortunately, they are also an endangered species. Join us as we learn what problems these animals face and what is being done to help them.


WAS programs are free and open to the public. Membership is not required, though we would welcome your membership to help with our environmental and educational activities. Programs are held on the third Wednesday of the month at the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor. In addition to the program, hear news of the latest critter sightings and field trips, and enjoy tasty snacks following the program. Please note: The Matthaei Botanical Gardens charges for parking at the rate of $1.20 an hour, enforced 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. Members of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum park for free.