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Virtual Field Trips, Video Conferences and Distance Learning Programs

Teachers: Bring a dolphin into your classroom!

As much as you’d like to bring your students to Dolphin Research Center, sometimes, that just isn’t possible. Now our new virtual field trip, video conference and distance learning programs help bring the dolphins into your classroom, whereever you’re located!

Thanks to web camera and internet technology, you and your classroom can visit Dolphin Research Center, meet our marine mammal family, and engage in question and answer sessions with experts in the fields of marine mammal care, training and research.

Dolphin Research Center offers a variety of programs to meet the different ages, grade levels, interests and other needs of various audiences

Our studio programs allow students to interact with an educator in a standards/ objectives based program. This program utilizes pre-recorded video clips from around the facility. Descriptions of the programs that are currently available are included below. New programs are always in development. Looking for something you don’t see? Please contact our Education department. Studio based programs are $95.00.  Each program is 30-60 minutes in length, and includes a question and answer session with a marine mammal expert.

Our Live from the Dock programs feature trainers and dolphins on the scene of DRC,  presenting to you in the moment. These programs are more customizable, allowing teachers to indicate the top questions they would like answered. Just like our studio based programs, these sessions also feature a question and answer exchange with a marine mammal expert. These programs are dependent on weather, as well as the needs of the animals. Live from the Dock programs are 30-45 minutes in length and cost $130.00.

Standards based programs are currently aligned to Ocean Literacy Principles, National Standards and Florida Standards. It is possible to provide alignments to other state standards for specific programs if requested in advance.

Programs available:

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  • Distance Learning Resources Faqs And Technical Specifications

    Experts Available to Speak with Your Students Include:

    • Marine Mammal Biologist

    • Marine Mammal Trainer

    • Research Scientist

    Distance learning opportunities are available year round making them the perfect addition for summer camps, scout group events, and active living facilities!

    For more information, or to arrange a Distance Learning experience for your class or organization, please contact the Education Department at 305-289-1121 ext. 244 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, or email us at

    Dolphin Research Center is a recipient of CILC’s 2016-2017 & 2017-2018 Pinnacle Award. The Pinnacle Award is given annually, by the CILC, to organizations that receive outstanding scores on program evaluations submitted by educators and other end users. Receiving the award indicates remarkable quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery.
    2016-2017 CILC Pinnacle Award  2017-2018 CILC Pinnacle Award
    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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