Interact and Impact

An opportunity to learn all about marine mammals in the Florida Keys

DPMMR is a Non-for-Profit organization that is always searching for new ways to learn more about our marine mammal friends. In this way, we can ensure that our dolphins, and dolphins out in the wild, thrive and live happy, healthy lives. Explore all of the educational courses offered at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder:

Educational programs and lectures provided at UM/RSMAS in Key Biscayne, as well as various high schools in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Marine mammal search and rescue efforts conducted from the Florida Keys to the southern edge of Biscayne National Park in Miami-Dade county.

Anatomy and Physiology

Learning objectives for the course are to provide students with a broad overview of marine mammals (classification, evolution and taxonomy, anatomy, distribution).

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Animal Cognition

Students will gain theoretical and working knowledge of the applied field of marine mammal cognition, focusing on topics such as learning, communication, memory, concept formation, perceptual abilities, and vocal learning.

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Animal Behavior and Training Game

Following a lecture on training various behavioral principles, students will participate in an activity with their peers that highlight basic behavioral principles (e.g., schedules and application of reinforcement, bridging, shaping).

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Animal Training I

A theoretical, psychology based course on a series of lectures on behavioral principles and procedures used in animal training.

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Animal Training II

Students (who have already taken Animal Training I course) will learn advanced behavioral principles involved in behavioral management (schedules of reinforcement, differential reinforcement, shaping, capturing, fading, and more).

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Environmental Enrichment

Learn how our animal care professionals further stimulate the animals mentally and physically by the addition of supplemental stimuli to their environment.

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Marine Mammal Care Lab

Gain a basic understanding how animal care professional provide daily care for our marine mammal population from diet preparation to important clinical care.

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Rescue and Rehabilitation

Course objectives and focus included extensive exploration of policies and best practices in regards to marine mammal strandings, response, rehabilitation, and release.

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Interested in signing up for one of our custom classes in Key Largo?

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