1st Annual Educators Development Course

Posted on: September 15, 2007

Twelve participants from South Florida, Michigan, and Aruba took part in the first, annual professional development course for educators at Dolphins Plus and Island Dolphin Care on August 1-3rd 2007. The course was developed and taught by the Dolphins Plus and Island Dolphin Care research and education staff. The classes consisted of over 20 hours of lectures and field trips, including marine mammal biology and conservation topics and an introduction to some of south Florida’s unique marine ecosystems. Each participant received a binder of extensive lecture notes, classroom activities, and image/video compilations to use in their classrooms. Dolphins Plus and Island Dolphin Care hope that fostering a greater understanding of and appreciation for dolphins will inspire a sense of stewardship for their environment and related conservation issues.