[MARMAM] Research DolphinLab - Dolphin Research Center

Emily emily at dolphins.org
Fri Apr 14 06:44:45 PDT 2006

Research DolphinLab - Dolphin Research Center, Grassy Key, Florida

Course Information:
Research DolphinLab is a seven-day program that provides an in-depth,
hands-on immersion into the field of marine mammal science. The course
material surveys a wide-range of knowledge, theories and ongoing research
concerning dolphins. By working with staff on actual DRC research studies,
students gain a greater understanding of the cognitive abilities and social
behavior of these amazing animals, as well as deeper insight into research
concepts and methodology. As they are introduced to DRC and its resident
dolphin population, students learn to respect each dolphin as an individual
through observation of their unique behavioral and physical characteristics.
The course includes a unique blend of seminars, observation time and
hands-on activities and proves that learning about research is not only
fascinating, but also fun! Class sizes average six to fourteen students to
ensure individualized instruction.

Seminar Topics & Focused Activities Include: Research Project Design, DRC's
Current Research, Cognition and Cognitive Research, Research Law
Requirements, Behavior & Ecology studies, Acoustics & Communication studies,
Career Pathways & Requirements and more when time permits.

Hands-On Activities Include: Assisting research staff in conducting current
research sessions, learn to conduct observation sessions, participating in
additional research activities, enjoying one Dolphin Encounter swim, one
Play with a Dolphin dock session, and a signal session from the dock.

Additional Activities Include: Observation time, Medical Demonstration,
informal Discussions with Research personnel, Training Demonstration and

Dates: Saturday, June 3 to Friday, June 9, 2006

The cost of Research DolphinLab is $1700.00 (US).  Tuition includes all
seminars, activities, meals and lodging.  Also included in the tuition are a
video of your swim session and one photograph of your Play session.  The
course fee also includes transportation to and from the Marathon Airport or
Marathon hotels at pre-established times. The course is available to all
students ages 18 and up.

If you have any questions about Research DolphinLab, please email us at
education at dolphins.org <mailto:education at dolphins.org > , call 305-289-1121,
ext. 225, or go online at www.dolphins.org <http://www.dolphins.org >  and
look for the section marked "DolphinLab".

Emily Guarino
Research Coordinator
Dolphin Research Center
58901 Overseas Hwy.
Grassy Key, FL 33050

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