NMMF researchers and veterinarians use the latest advances in veterinary medicine and the best available science to care for marine mammals in locations around the world. For this reason, our team is in a unique position to share cutting-edge marine mammal science, as well as teach STEM concepts with real world applications.

“Dolphin Doctor: On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine” focuses on marine mammal medical research and technology and also introduces students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles. In this workshop, we guide students through an interactive mock dolphin health assessment. We also explore the field of marine mammal bioacoustics and learn how scientists can use sound to help care for marine mammals.

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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