Thursday, April 7, 2016

*** Dolphin Research Center ***

*** This is my initial post on the Dolphin Research Center here in Florida.  After my visit, I will come back and write my personal review on my family's trip to the destination.  It will be in a separate post.***

My family and I are planning our vacation in the Florida Keys. We're going to tap into our love for animals by bringing them to see dolphins and sea lions up close at Dolphin Research Center in Marathon! A world-renowned nonprofit marine mammal education and research facility, Dolphin Research Center welcomes families daily to learn about their animal family. Educational narrated behavior sessions take place about every half an hour and inspire kids of all ages to care more deeply for marine mammals and the environment. They also offer swims with the dolphins and other hands-on programs. We can't wait to create great family vacation memories and learn all about these amazing animals!

Dolphin Research Center features experiential education at its best. Flukes and flippers bring science and other subjects alive! In addition to individual families and homeschoolers, DRC welcomes field trips and overnight experiences for groups who are sure to have a fantastic time learning from their marine mammal enthusiasts and flippered family members. Those who can't visit in person are welcome to indulge their curiosity in a distance learning program that brings the dolphins into their classroom or home. Whether presented in person or via the internet, all curriculum is written to compliment your lesson plan and/or meet national and state standards. No matter how you incorporate dolphins into your lesson plan, you're bound to inspire conservation and conversation.

Now look at that dolphin, come on who wouldn't want to visit them.  I know my family and I will be there.  I am quite excited about this trip.  It will be amazing I already know that!  Make sure you watch for my future post on my personal review of my family's trip to see the DOLPHINS!