Welcome to the Dolphin Doctor workshop! This project recognizes the lifetime work of Dr. Sam Ridgway, the original Dolphin Doctor and current President of the National Marine Mammal Foundation. “Dolphin Doctor: On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine” focuses on marine mammal veterinary medicine and how we use it to conserve species around the world.

We have many resources available to help you learn more about marine mammal medicine. If you prefer to work on your own time, you can access all the activities on this webpage. If you would like to schedule a live workshop, either virtual or in-person, we can schedule a workshop with one of our NMMF educators! Either way, we also have lots of complementary resources to help you learn more, including coloring pages, dolphin doctor workbooks, videos, and some fun crafts and games.

Working with Scouts? We have designed our workshops as patch programs. Please contact us. if you would like us to send you some patches for scouts who have completed the program.

Dolphin Doctor Activities

Spoon and String Activity

The source of all sound is vibrations. These vibrations move through solids just like they do through air and water; the sound wave actually moves

Noisemaker Activity

The source of all sound is vibrations (put your hand on your throat and hum a song, what do you feel?). In this activity, you

Sounds and Waves Activity

Modeling a Sound Wave Waves, such as sound, are produced by vibrations and are transmitted through matter (air, water, or a solid). A longitudinal wave

Balloons Simulate Dolphin Whistles

Dolphins produce sound differently above the water and under the water. Underwater, dolphins use a series of clicks and whistles (known as echolocation) to make

NMMF Cup and String Activity

Cup and String Activity

The source of all sound is vibrations (put your hand on your throat and hum a song, what do you feel?). These vibrations move through

Singing Wine Glass Activity

The source of all sound is vibrations. With this activity below, you will exemplify how vibrations can generate sound by using a simple wine glass

Workshop Resources

A look into wild dolphin health assessments

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