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!