Virtual Learning

Experience a Manatee Lagoon visit without having to step foot on our property. Our campus is closed to the public right now, but our educators, known as our manatee masters, invite you to take a virtual step into the world of manatees and Manatee Lagoon through the following educational resources.

Educational Videos

Watch these brief 1 – 5 minute videos to hear from one of our manatee masters, and occasional special guests, as they answer some commonly-asked-questions and discuss what they see at our center.




























































Manatee Cam

View current conditions in the warm-water discharges of FPL’s energy center at Manatee Lagoon. The most ideal manatee viewing opportunities occur during cold weather, but you never know what you might see.

Virtual Field Trips

We are evaluating opportunities for upcoming virtual events. View past virtual events below.

Industry Nurturing Nature: The Bond Between Manatees and Power Plants
Recorded: Feb. 14, 2020 (Duration: 44 minutes)

Explore the fascinating connection between Florida manatees and power plants. Take a deep dive into the history of Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®, an educational attraction located in Riviera Beach, Fla., and the adjacent Florida Power & Light Company Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center. Learn about the role power plants play in this threatened species’ migratory habits and survival. To view the recording of this virtual event, which was a collaboration between EarthEcho International, Manatee Lagoon and Thompson Earth Systems Institute’s Scientist in Every Florida School program, click here