Posts Tagged ‘Education’

The best solution? Less plastic for pollution

Saturday, September 16th was designated as the International Coastal Cleanup Day, and shortly some colleagues from our other offices will share updates and photos from their events. Here in the North American office, we were unable to host a coastal cleanup due to our annual fundraising event Expedition: White Sharks and Whales which took place on the…

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WDC Outreach Visits in Welsh Schools

This is a guest blog by WDC long-term volunteer, Pam Styles.  Pam has been helping us run our education pilot project in South Wales.  She has visited a number of schools already and has been impressed by the enthusiasm the children have shown for learning about whales and dolphins and environmental issues. In my role…

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Talking Whales and Poo to Children

WDC has recently been visiting schools in South Wales helping children learn about whales and dolphins and their ocean homes. Do whales have belly buttons? Can dolphins talk to whales? Do they get stung when they eat jellyfish?  Can a dolphin die if it eats a balloon or bag? Can a baby dolphin drown if…

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Education Programs in the Eastern Caribbean Making a Difference

I can recall many profound moments during my time with WDC, but by far some of the most impactful moments happen when you see children’s faces in awe after learning about whales.  In New England, I’ve presented conservation messages to thousands of students, and in the past few years we’ve been able to reach students…

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WDC's Whale SENSE Atlantic Program has Banner Year in 2016

In 2016, the responsible whale watching program Whale SENSE Atlantic hit two records: the highest number of participants (16) and the most large whale entanglements documented by participants (13). The most recent entanglement was reported by American Princess Cruises out of New York City on December 4, and involved a critically endangered right whale.  “This…

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Education with a Porpoise #5 – An Education Blog Series

WDC is an international leader in educating and exciting people of all ages about whales and dolphins, and this summer we were the proud recipients of the ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award. With offices in five different countries and a visitor centre in Scotland, we reach a wide audience and carry out many different education initiatives. …

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Education With A Porpoise #3- An Education Blog Series

WDC is an international leader in educating and exciting people of all ages about whales and dolphins, and this summer we were the proud recipients of the ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award. With offices in five different countries and a visitor centre in Scotland, we reach a wide audience and carry out many different education initiatives. …

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Education with a Porpoise #2 – An Education Blog Series

WDC is an international leader in educating and exciting people of all ages about whales and dolphins, and this summer we were the proud recipients of the ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award. With offices in five different countries and a visitor centre in Scotland, we reach a wide audience and carry out many different education…

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WDC picks up prestigious education award

WDC’s outreach and education work has been recognised at this week’s ASCOBANS meeting – a regional agreement by a range of nations regarding the protection of certain species of whale and dolphin. The ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award was presented to WDC CEO, Chris Butler Stroud, and recognizes the crucial role of education in motivating…

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BBC schools’ radio programme talks dolphins

At WDC we welcome opportunities to talk to young audiences about whales and dolphins and the work that we do. When I was approached by the BBC to take part in a schools’ radio programme about the Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins in Scotland, I was very pleased to agree. We were joined by three pupils…

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