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Adult DolphinLab

Please note: We made some exciting changes to our Adult DolphinLab courses! Please be certain to review the information and details on each respective course page in its entirety.

Dolphin Research Center's Adult DolphinLab courses offer experiential education at its finest. Each six-day program features hands-on interactive activities and observation time with the dolphins, and an interesting, informative mix of dock-side demonstrations, hour-long discussion based seminars, workshops, and more. You'll learn from the best teachers of all - the dolphins themselves. Your human instructors are all highly experienced in the marine mammal field. 

Courses

DolphinLab: Adult Basic DolphinLab

This entry-level course prepares you for the Career Series DolphinLab courses. For those who just want to learn more about these amazing marine mammals, it’s the ultimate dolphin experience. This program is also an excellent fit for those interested in, or pursuing, a career in the marine mammal field. Our knowledgeable instructors can adapt the content to meet various interest levels and knowledge backgrounds. Successful completion of Adult Basic DolphinLab is a prerequisite before taking the Career Series DolphinLab courses.

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DolphinLab: Career Series

The Career Series DolphinLab courses combine plenty of hands-on experience with the dolphins, plus intensive academics. Delve more deeply into the fields of behavioral science, animal care and training, and cognition research. Applicants are expected to have a strong interest in pursuing a career centered on marine mammals. In fact, several of Dolphin Research Center’s current staff are themselves former DolphinLab students! If you simply want a vacation with dolphins, the Career Series courses are not the right fit for your goals. Earn college credit while you learn! 

Please note: You must take the Career Series courses within five years of completing Adult Basic DolphinLab, otherwise you will need to repeat Adult Basic DolphinLab.

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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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