Dolphin Research Center, a not-for-profit research and educational organization, would like to announce a summer course in Cognitive and Behavioral Marine Mammal Research.
The program is a seven-day, in-depth, hands-on immersion into the field of marine mammal science. The course material surveys a wide-range of knowledge, theories and ongoing research concerning dolphins. By working with staff on DRC research studies, students gain a greater understanding of dolphins' cognitive abilities and social behavior, as well as deeper insight into research concepts and methodology.
Seminar Topics & Focused Activities Include:
- Review of Dolphin Anatomy & Physiology,
- Physiological Research,
- Research Project Design,
- DRC's Current Research,
- Marine Mammal Cognition,
- Research Law Requirements,
- Behavior & Ecology,
- Research in Acoustics & Communication.
Hands-On Activities Include:
- Assisting research staff in conducting current cognitive research sessions,
- learning and conducting observation sessions,
- participating in additional research activities.
Cost: The cost of the course is $1700.00 (US). Tuition includes all seminars, activities, meals and lodging
Dates: 6/20/09 - 6/26/09 or 8/22/09 - 8/28/09
Place: Grass Key, Florida, USA.
For more information please visit
http://www.dolphins.org/dolphin_lab_campAdult_careerFocused.php<http://www.dolphins.org/dolphin_lab_course_dates.php> , or contact us at 305/289-1121 x 225
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