Wild dolphin conservation for 5th graders is being introduced into Sarasota, FL schools. Students will see videos focused on the dolphin’s underwater perspective around boats and fishing lines, and on the problems caused by humans feeding dolphins.
An experiential activity will help students understand what it’s like for wild dolphins to swim through multiple fishing lines. And there also will be plenty of time for the students to ask questions about wild dolphins.
The curriculum was developed by long-time Sarasota County K-5 Science Lab Instructor Chip Phillips, who worked with the SDRP staff to develop the course content. Chip also wrote a teacher’s guide, and he made the course available to teachers throughout the District.
This dolphin school curriculum has been produced with help from a grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund and ongoing support from the Chicago Zoological Society. AdGals, a local communication and education company, donated their services for much of the development of the videos.