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Distance Learning Program: Cognition Research with Dolphins

National Standards met:

  • Content Standard C – Organisms and Their Environment
  • Content Standard C – Regulation and Behavior:
  • Content Standard F – Populations, Resources, and Environments
  • Content Standard F – Science and Technology in Society

FL. Next Generation Standards met: 

  • (The Practice of Science) SC.912.N.1.1,
  • Common Core Standards: Writing Standards 6-12 1.b., Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12 1.abcd, 2, 3 Vocabulary Acquisition and use 6-12. 1. ab, 2.abc, 3, 4abcd, 5abc,6

Ocean Literacy Principles met:

  • OLP 1.a, c, d, e, f, g, h
  • OLP 5.a, b, c, d,e, f
  • OLP 6.a, c, e, f, g
  • OLP 7.a, b, c, d, e, f, g

(Other state standards upon request)

Content: 

An experienced marine mammal trainer/educator will lead students through a fun and informative demonstration and discussion of the following with the help of some of DRC’s amazing dolphins

  • Explore the concepts of dolphin behavior and cognition
  • Hear about and observe specific cognition research projects at Dolphin Research Center investigating:
    • Can dolphins compare quantities and choose the lesser amount?
    • What do dolphins understand about hidden objects?
    • How flexible is dolphins’ ability to imitate?
  • Discover what a career in marine mammal research is like
    • What are the typical pathways toward a career in behavior and cognition research?
  • Learn About Ocean Conservation
    • Why understanding a dolphin’s behavior and cognitive ability makes us better able to help them and their environment.
    • Natural & human caused threats in the wild
    • Conservation efforts you can do at home to help dolphins and your environment
       
Our Mission - Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share with the well being of DRC's animals taking precedence.
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