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DCP Dolphin Lesson: Bottlenose Dolphins at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS)

Join the DCP team as we introduce you to the bottlenose dolphins at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS) in Roatan, Honduras. Kathleen is joined by Teri Bolton, Director of Training and Research at the RIMS. This program is geared toward ages 6 - 13, but dolphin lovers of all ages should enjoy it. No need to do anything in advance. Happy Viewing!

Note: Our conversation with Teri and the dolphins at RIMS was disrupted at about 11 and a half minutes into our connection. As such, we will coordinate with Teri for a re-visit to RIMS sometime in June. Stay tuned!

Check out the RIMS online and at social media:
Instagram: @RoatanInstituteMarineSciences
FaceBook:  Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences and/or @roatanims
web site: www.roatanims.org
or also: https://anthonyskey.com/

If you missed our earlier webinars, you can check them on YouTube, including our first Dolphin Lesson on photo-ID.

Or, you can check out the other webinars here, under the Education tab for webinars.

Original airdate of this webinar: May 5, 2020

 

Buy One, Give One

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who supported DCP & shared the dolphin joy through our "Pay It Forward" campaign. We paused this program on 9 September 2020 so we can focus on our fall webinar series. Your support ensure these webinars happen and are free for everyone! Thanks again!

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Want to say thank you to an essential worker? Send a pick-me-up to someone feeling down? For every $15* you spend supporting DCP, we'll send an Adopt-A-Wild-Dolphin "e-kit" to someone of your choosing! Sound cool? Keep reading for more details:

As many of you know, 2020 is the 20-year anniversary for DCP. During these difficult times, there are many things for which we are grateful, and we wouldn’t have reached 20 years without your support.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our spring field programs have been postponed until 2021. After some time to feel that frustration, we regrouped and are thrilled to have three brand new STEAM online programs: Kids Science Activities (downloadable for free) plus two webinar series (free to join live or watch recordings). Every day, we look forward to getting back into the field. Every day, we recount the things for which we are so grateful. And every day, we wish you all safety and health.

The reality is that the postponement of our field programs has dealt DCP a significant financial blow. As such, we’re pleased to offer DCP shirts for sale once again and “Hoo-rag” bandanas for the first time. We are grateful for your support and want to pay that forward. So, with every purchase of $15 or more, made directly through the DCP website (qualifying items listed below), we will send an electronic dolphin adoption to an essential worker or person who has been financially or emotionally negatively impacted by the pandemic. The coolest part? With your purchase,* you can choose someone in your life to receive this adoption e-kit gift from DCP. And yes! Spend $30, we'll donate 2 e-kits. $45? 3! No limit!

Qualifying purchases include:
DCP Shirts
DCP "Hoo-rags"
Adopt-A-Wild-Dolphin (print or e-kits)
Donation ($15+)
Membership (Any level!)

DCP Dives Deep into Creative Creatures: Can we train creative behavior in animals?

 

DCP's latest webinar takes a deep dive into creativity with Dr. Heather Hill, professor in psychology at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Hill asks how we train creative behavior in animals and also discusses how we can study creativity. This talk covers the topic of creativity in animals, including humans. You will hear about what creativity is, how it is measured, how we can train it, and why we are interested in it. Dr. Hill presents details about research with the dolphins at DolphinsPlus in Florida and the dolphins at the Roatan Institute for Marine Science at Anthony's Key Resort on Roatan, Honduras.
This program (originally presented on 30 April 2020) is geared toward high school students and above, but all are welcome. For additional information on the topic, check out the DCP website (www.dolphincommunicationproject.org) on our webinars page. You can also watch a video produced by John Anderson, Terramar Productions, about Dr Hill and colleagues' research into dolphin creativity here.
Check out the DCP website (https://www.dolphincommunicationproject.org/index.php/get-involved/webinars) or DCP's YouTube channel to find more archived programs. On DCP’s website, you can also find free, downloadable STEAM activities for kids (look under the education tab). Stay tuned to our social media for upcoming webinars, field programs and more!

 

DCP Dolphin Lesson: Dolphin Life at Blue Lagoon Island

Original Airdate: 28 April 2020 at 1 PM EDT

Join the DCP team as we introduce you to the bottlenose dolphins at Blue Lagoon Island (BLI) home of Dolphin Encounters, in The Bahamas. Kathleen is joined by Annette, Director of Education & Staff Development at BLI. We were even joined by a few dolphins who photo-bombed Annette as she chatted about the dolphins and we learned a bit more about them and their home.

This program is geared toward ages 6 - 13, but dolphin lovers of all ages should enjoy it. No need to do anything in advance. Just tune in!
You can learn more about Blue Lagoon Island at their website and on their social media at:
Facebook - @bahamasBlueLagoon
Instagram - BlueLagoonIsland
Twitter - @BlueLagoonIslnd (Yes, missing a)

Missed our earlier webinars? Check out the recordings on YouTube, including our first Dolphin Lesson on photo-ID.

Check out the DCP website (https://www.dolphincommunicationproject.org/index.php/get-involved/webinars) or DCP's YouTube channel to find more archived programs. On DCP’s website, you can also find free, downloadable STEAM activities for kids (look under the education tab). Stay tuned to our social media for upcoming webinars, field programs and more!

DCP Dives Deep into...Dolphin Social Avoidances

When studying social animals, behaviorists often ask questions about individuals' preference for others in their group. But, what about asking questions about who a given individual might avoid? Scientists created models to ask these questions and tested it on bottlenose dolphins and....Eastern water dragons!

We are glad to share this presentation + Q&A session about social avoidance with dolphin researcher (& former DCP intern/Master's student), Alexis Levengood, PhD.

This program is geared toward high school students and above, but all are welcome. To get the most out of this presentation, check out this article beforehand. This PDF is available at no cost to you.

Check out the DCP website (https://www.dolphincommunicationproject.org/index.php/get-involved/webinars) or DCP's YouTube channel to find more archived programs. On DCP’s website, you can also find free, downloadable STEAM activities for kids (look under the education tab). Stay tuned to our social media for upcoming webinars, field programs and more!

DCP Dolphin Lesson: Intro to Dolphins

Wait. A dolphin is a mammal? Its fins are called what? There are how many species? Join Kel & Kathleen as they back things up a bit and offer a general introduction to dolphins.

This program is geared toward ages 6 - 13, but dolphin lovers of all ages should enjoy it. No need to do anything in advance, other than being ready to ask questions!

This webinar aired on 21 April 2020.

New to DCP? Check out our intro webinar, recorded on 2 April, to familiarize yourself with DCP. Or peruse thorugh our website and the other webinars below.
 

DCP Dives Deep into … Bottlenose Dolphin Crater Feeding

This webinar was recorded on 16 April 2020. DCP Bimini Research Manager, Kel Melillo Sweeting, discusses bottlenose dolphin crater feeding and whether they have a side bias. And, of course, the DCP team answers questions at the end. This webinar was the second in our series, "DCP Dives Deep" and our 4th overall webinar. You probably already know that most humans are right-handed (we still love you lefties!). Did you know that more chimpanzees and gorillas are too? But, orangutans are more often lefties? Even giraffes, lions, chickens (the list goes on) show preference for one limb over the other. This "lateralized behavior" can be found across the animal kingdom...but what about dolphins? At our Bimini, The Bahamas field site, Kel and our colleagues were intrigued by bottlenose dolphins feeding in the sand and, time and time again, turning to the left. Hmmmmm … …

This program is geared toward high school students and above, but all are welcome. Check out the DCP website (https://www.dolphincommunicationproject.org/index.php/get-involved/webinars) or this YouTube channel to find more archived programs. On DCP’s website, you can also find free, downloadable STEAM activities for kids (look under the education tab). Stay tuned to our social media for upcoming webinars, field programs and more!

DCP Dolphin Lesson: Who is Who? Telling dolphins apart

Tuesday 14 April 2020, 1:00 p.m.

DCP Dolphin Lesson: Who is who? Telling dolphins apart

This webinar was recorded on 14 April 2020. Kel Melillo Sweeting, M.S., Bimini Research manager, talks about how to recognize and identify dolphins.

Can you tell dolphins apart? Squirrels, Rabbits? Pet dogs? It's pretty handy if you can! In this Dolphin Lesson, your child will learn how dolphin researchers tell dolphins apart - and why it's important. This program is geared toward ages 6-13, but dolphin lovers of all ages should enjoy it. And, of course, the DCP team answers questions at the end.

Check out the other webinars on DCP's website and YouTube page. And, you can also find free, downloadable STEAM activities for kids (look under the education tab). Stay tuned to our social media for upcoming webinars, field programs and more!

DCP Dives Deep into ... Communication

Thursday 9 April 2020, 11:00 a.m.

DCP Dives Deep into...Dolphin Communication

This webinar was recorded on 9 April 2020. DCP Director, Kathleen Dudzinski, PhD, discusses animal communication in general and dolphin communication specifically. And, of course, the DCP team answers questions at the end. This webinar was the first in our series, "DCP Dives Deep into..." Check out the DCP website (https://www.dolphincommunicationproject.org/index.php/get-involved/webinars) or this YouTube channel to find more archived programs. On our website, you can also find free, downloadable STEAM activities for kids (look under the education tab). Stay tuned to our social media for upcoming webinars, field programs and more!

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