Webinars

Below you’ll find an archive of DCP’s webinars. “DCP Dives Deep into…” programs are geared toward ages 14+ and “DCP Dolphin Lessons” are designed with ages 6 – 13 in mind. But, all are family-friendly, so all ages are encouraged to listen and watch. If you are new to DCP, scroll down and be sure to check out our very first webinar, “Dolphin Communication Project: Who We Are” to get a better sense of who we are and what we do. Interested in more online content? Our podcast, The Dolphin Pod, can be found under ‘The Latest Buzz’ tab.



This talk will introduce viewers to “coefficients of association,” one way scientists measure the social bonds between individual animals. Watch to discover which dolphins seem to be buddies among the Atlantic spotted dolphins off Bimini, The Bahamas!

This program is geared toward high school students and above, but you get audiences will enjoy it also.



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.



 

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.



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.



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.



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.



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!).



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.



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).



Check out our very first webinar. This video tells the viewer about the Dolphin Communication Project (DCP), our history and our programs, with a short interactive Q&A at the end.