The Dolphin Communication Project (DCP) and Pine Point School offer after-school educational programs to 4th & 5th grade students as well as middle school students throughout the Stonington region. We offer two programs: the DCP Youth Program (DCPYP, for 5th & 6th graders) and the DCP Dolphin Research Trainee (DRT) Program (for middle schoolers).
WHAT: Learn about dolphin behavior & communication, and participate in processing video data collected by DCP researchers in The Bahamas & Honduras.
WHERE: Pine Point School, Stonington, CT.
WHEN: Wednesdays during Spring 2011 semester, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Exact schedule (syllabus below) is coming soon!
Pine Point School (Connecticut) and DCP have become partners with cross-cultural efforts and educational programing stemming from current and ongoing scientific research. In 2000, DCP, through Dudzinski, began a relationship with the Mikura Island School focused on learning about dolphins, a program that included elements of DCP’s dolphin communication scientific studies and the historical links between Mikura and New Bedford. In 2004, the research offices of DCP moved to the Pine Point campus and students began studying as dolphin research trainees (DRT). In 2005, a representative from Pine Point joined DCP’s research team and met with the educational leadership of Mikura. As a result, we have now established a dynamic partnership between the two schools. In addition to sharing dolphin communication research, Pine Point and Mikura Island Schools will exchange students as part of their studies. Additional partnerships with international schools in Tokyo are presently being forged. At Pine Point, an after-school class for lower school students among area schools now introduces them to the elements of the on-going research with dolphin communication.