Dolphinaris Educational Program consists in guided tours for school groups in our Dolphinaris Facilities. These tours are for elementary schools in both public and private sectors near each location. They are designed to be experiential learning visits taught by our Environmental Guides.
The program’s main goal is to promote a sense of identity, collaboration, and action toward the conservation of natural resources, mainly marine ecosystems and their inhabitants, such as dolphins, who play an important part in this educational dynamic. They are ambassadors of the ocean and as such, they help us understand the importance of taking care of their home, because in the end it is also our home.
Each year students and teachers from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi visit Dolphinaris facilities to experience the program that combines both research and practice in the care of marine mammals. The program’s main focus is research and animal care, it offers students extensive training as specialist because during their stay, they work directly with the dolphins and their trainers. As a result, they have the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in biology, physiology, behavior, and learn about of the conservation main issues in a more global point of view. The program helps them understand more fully about these animals and their environment.
The combination of this entire solid, daily, and continuous learning process and the experience of spending time every day with these wonderful animals, make this program without doubt a unique experience.
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For the past 4 in a row (2012-2015), Dolphinaris Cancún, Riviera Maya, and Cozumel have hosted AQUAVET®III. In these courses about 30 veterinary students have attended from different universities like Cornell, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Minnesota, Pomona CA & Tufts, among others.
During their 2 weeks with Dolphinaris, students take part in courses and practices focused in anatomy, physiology, medicine, training, water quality control, fish handling, clinical laboratory, ophthalmology, preservation, reproduction, endoscopy, and ultrasonography. After their training, students also participate in the diagnosis of clinical cases based on information from real cases of dolphins.
This is how Dolphinaris plays an important part in the formation of professionals graduated from the most prestigious universities in the field of veterinary medicine. Find out more about this program.