Marine Science Education

 

 

Marine Science Education Programs are for students, organizations, and special groups. Students learn about dolphins and other marine mammals, aquatic ecosystems including mangroves and coral reefs, and the importance of marine conservation. They also gain hands-on experience with our invertebrate touch tank, filled with local sea life.  Island Dolphin Care also offers a Traveling Touch Tank Marine Science program that brings the ocean to your classroom or event.

On-Site Program:  Fonzie’s Backyard
(Named in honor of the special dolphin who started it all.)

An educational marine science program which allows students to learn about South Florida and Caribbean waters.

  • Aquariums representing different local ecosystems and an interactive touch tank.  Students learn about  habitat, adaptive methods, and anatomy of different species of fish, crustaceans and other invertebrates.
  • Touch tank provides a hands-on experience with invertebrates that inhabit the beautiful waters of South Florida and the Caribbean.
  • Lectures focus on conservation, ecosystem dynamics and marine mammals.
  • Additional options include art activities, discovery labs, and dolphin observations.
  • Dissection lab 
  • Programs are customized according to grade level, as well as curriculum needs.

Off-Site Program: Fonzie’s Traveling Backyard

  • A portable touch tank with invertebrates native to South Florida visits your school or event.
  • Full and half day programs can be customized to meet the needs of your students.
  • Supplemental activities and materials available
  • Programs are customized according to grade level, and curriculum needs.  

For more information, or to schedule your field trip please contact Kim at contact@islanddolphincare.org.

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