Hello 1st Grade Dolphin Class!


DCP would like to extend a big hello to the 1st Grade Dolphin Class from The River School in Washington, D.C. These students are participating in DCP’s Online Classroom Connection program.  Hello Dolphin Class!  This eager group will be spending time learning about dolphins over the next week, utilizing DCP resources and connecting with our researchers. Today, I’ll be directing these students, and their teachers, to particular areas of this website.  All of you out there are welcome to play along too!

So, 1st Grade Dolphin Class, my name is Kelly Melillo Sweeting.  Let’s start with a sort of internet scavenger hunt to help you get to know me, DCP, the dolphins we study and our website. 

What does DCP stand for? 

Can you find the ‘What is DCP’ link?  We study 3 different species (types) of dolphins in 3 different countries. Can you name the 3 types of dolphins and the 3 countries? Can you find the 3 countries on a map?

Click here for an episode of The DolphinPod called ‘The Dolphin Species Song.’ What do you think of that? Can you try to sing along?


Can you find my short biography?  Where was I born? At what “field site” (a place where we study dolphins) do I study dolphins? Do you know what country this is in? You can learn more about this field site under “About DCP.”

I am looking forward to reading & answering your questions, and “meeting” you next week!

Talk to you soon!