Thursday, September 15, 2011

Family Fun Day - A Success

Over 550 people visited Dolphin Research Center on Saturday, September 10th for Family Fun Day.  Florida Keys residents were admitted free.  Everyone else received 2-for-1 admission.  In addition to watching dolphins and sea lions in action and splashing in the Sprayground, guests took part in special activities like an information scavenger hunt, presentations on Who Polluted the Bay and Eat the Reef.  Kids enjoyed craft projects to make colorful reef fish or sea turtles from old DVD or CD disks.  Home Depot donated clay pots and other supplies that kids could paint and then use to plant their own mangroves.
Everyone had a fantastic time!
Thank you all for coming and enjoying DRC.  We and the dolphins sure enjoyed seeing you.

Using fun food items like marshmallows and graham crackers, kids learn how coral reefs form.  (They then ate their reefs.)

Young guests are fascinated by manatee and dolphin skulls, bones and other artifacts.  In this photo, volunteers Viv Gilbertson  (left) and Carol Miller (center) talk to the children about the display.

All of the dolphins enjoyed the attention they received that day.  In this picture Rainbow, along with trainer Wade Davey, talk to guests about dolphins different abilities.


Max said...

Hi Wade!
I met you the day Delta was born! Good to see another MAN in the field :)