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Distance Learning Program: Dolphin Ecology and Conservation

Length of Time:

30-45 Min

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:

  • (interdependence) SC.912.L.15.5, SC.912.L.17.2, SC.912.L.17.3, SC.912.L.17.6, SC.912.L.17.8, SC.912.L.17.15, SC.912.L.17.16
  • (literary analysis) LA.910.2.2.3, LA.910.2.2.5
  • (Communication)  LA.1112.5.2.1

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)


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

  • Discover what we learn from dolphins about their environment and ecology
  • Discover basic needs of dolphins and their life history, including
    • Challenges of mammalian life in an aquatic world
    • The life cycle of a dolphin
    • The importance of dolphin relationships and social structure
    • Feeding behaviors and how they are adapted to where they live
  • Learn About Ocean Conservation
    • Why understanding a dolphin’s behavior and where they live helps other marine cetaceans
    • Natural & human caused threats in the wild
    • Conservation efforts you can do at home to help dolphins and your environment
  • Participate in a question and answer session at the end to get at those “always wanted to know” questions.


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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