Study Guides

If you're an educator, parent, or community advocate, please feel free to utilize any of the materials found on this page to give an educational presentation in a local classroom. 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!

Ask a principal or science teacher at a local school if they would be interested in a guest presentation. Feel free to share this page with them so they can evaluate the materials for suitability. If you are the member of a church or social group, you can also ask about whether you can host a presentation.

Please note that 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.

Powerpoint Presentations

Video Presentations

A Tale of Two Risso's

Where Your Entertainment Comes From

Training and Life in Captivity

Wild and Free

Dolphin Slaughters in Taiji

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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