It's Ocean Celebration Day at DRC. Lots of students, 19 activities and exhibits. It's going to be a great day!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Posted by The DRC Family at 9:18 AM
Monday, April 25, 2011
Overheard at DRC, a child excitedly exclaiming, "Mommy! The dolphin's talking to me!"
Posted by The DRC Family at 9:56 AM
Friday, April 22, 2011
It's Earth Day - Practice random acts of greenness!
It's the beginning of Easter weekend - happy holiday to all who celebrate.
Posted by The DRC Family at 11:56 AM
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
No Easter Bunny at DRC this week - but beautiful dolphins and sea lions to visit.
Posted by The DRC Family at 9:28 AM
Monday, April 18, 2011
Wishing a good Passover to all of our friends who mark this special day.
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:09 AM
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Got a great photo from a recent trip to DRC? Share it at visitflorida.com. Click on Fan Photos & Videos to show the world dolphins you love.
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:18 AM
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
It's a "taxing" week. Wouldn't a visit to the dolphins at DRC feel good?
Posted by The DRC Family at 9:21 AM
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Ahoy! Back in January, a television crew from the U.S. Navy visited DRC. They captured footage and interviews with service personnel who were at DRC participating in Dolphin Encounter swims as part of the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride visit. They also wanted to feature our own Navy veteran - Theresa!
Theresa's story is now available to view online and it's a lovely profile of our wonderful T-bear. Please check out this link to watch. Click here and when you arrive at the page, scroll down to the story.
Posted by The DRC Family at 1:00 PM
We're happy to report that our Louisiana youngster, Louie, successfully transitioned into the lagoons. He's getting to know Aleta and Delta!
Posted by The DRC Family at 12:38 PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
|DRC was filled with students eagerly learning and enjoying the day|
“Education is a huge part of Dolphin Research Center’s mission. Every year we are excited to offer Ocean Celebration Day free of charge to these students in the Florida Keys. It’s a terrible shame that so many eager young minds could miss out on the event for lack of funds. We hope that the community will rally around and help us raise the money so these kids can attend,” says Rita Irwin, DRC’s President and CEO.
Founded in 1984, Dolphin Research Center is home to a family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions. Located at 58901 (mile marker 59) Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, Florida, the nonprofit organization is funded by admission and program fees as well as by private donors and members. In addition to being one of the most highly respected education and research facilities in the world, DRC is the Licensed Manatee Rescue Team for the Florida Keys and is an accredited member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums.
|Students at a previous Ocean Celebration Day were capitvated by marine mammal artifacts|
Posted by The DRC Family at 1:02 PM
Monday, April 4, 2011
Here we are in the first week of April. Can you believe it? It's been a busy few months at DRC. The Sprayground is officially open and, wow, is it ever a hit with visitors! Lina and Louie are acclimating well to their Florida Keys home and we're enjoying getting to know our newest family members.
|The Shawn Rodriguez Family Sprayground on the day of its dedication.|
|The joy of a dorsal tow in Dolphin Encounter|
Posted by The DRC Family at 9:11 AM