Study Guides

If you're an educator, parent, or community advocate, please feel free to utilize any of the materials found on this page. We believe that education is the key first step to increasing awareness, and we hope that you will help us spread the word in your community!

Please note: some of the materials may contain upsetting footage or images of dolphin capture. The items marked “All Ages” are appropriate for any audience, while all others may be more appropriate for ages 13+. In all instances, we ask that teachers and parents review all materials before sharing with young viewers.

Cynthia Fernandez, our Educational Outreach Coordinator, is also a veteran Cove Monitor and former Marine Biology teacher. She is available to help teachers, groups or students with their educational projects, or can even do a zoom presentation for your class! Please email her at: [email protected] with any questions you might have.

Powerpoint Presentations

Video Presentations

A Tale of Two Risso's

Where Your Entertainment Comes From

Training and Life in Captivity

Film Study Guides

The Cove Lesson Plan


Blackfish Lesson Plan

For Young Learners (All Ages)

Whale Sounds (All Ages)

Humpback Whales at Lime Kiln – courtesy David Neiwert

Orcas (J, K, L, T variations) – courtesy Jeanne Hyde

J Pod Orcas at Lime Kiln State Park – courtesy Jeanne Hyde

Dolphin Warrior Booklet (All Ages)

How Else Can I Help?

Share these resources with anyone who might be interested! If you have ideas for other resources and can help want to develop more materials, or If you are interested in translating any materials into another language, please CONTACT US

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