- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July, August
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
- Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
- Credit Awarded: No
Teen Basic DolphinLab is an experiential learning program that surveys a wide range of knowledge, theories and ongoing research concerning dolphins, the marine environment, and related issues. In this terrific introductory course, students meet our resident dolphin, sea lion, and bird families, learning to identify and respect each as an individual.
Through observation time, live demonstrations, and interactive programs, students will foster special connections with DRC’s animal family, and learn from the best teachers - the dolphins and sea lions!
Teen Basic DolphinLab is an experiential, hands-on program that encourages critical thinking and group discussions. It is designed to inspire students to pursue a career within the marine mammal field. The week includes a unique blend of hour-long informative, discussion-based seminars on various topics such as Common bottlenose dolphin physiology and anatomy, training and husbandry care, conservation, and more! Students have the opportunity to speak with various professionals in the field to hear first-hand about both the rewards and challenges of a career in an animal field. Class sizes average eight to ten students to ensure individualized instruction.
The program runs Sunday through Friday. Photo ID is required at pick up on Friday in order for us to sign out your teen. Additional information and required waivers and forms are provided in the Welcome Packet emailed to each teen and parent if the applicant is selected as a program participant.
If you would like to come to Dolphin Research Center while your teen is attending DolphinLab, you must pay daily general admission or purchase a DRC membership. We respectfully request that you do not interfere with the programs in which the teen participates. Sometimes just seeing a parent can disrupt the momentum of an activity.