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Dolphin SMART

Southwest Florida Dolphin SMART

Dolphin Smart brochure
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Grant Craig
Southwest Florida
Dolphin SMART Coordinator
Phone: 1-727-209-5963
Email: grant.craig@noaa.gov

Participation checklist:

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Program Framework

Be a part of the launch of the Dolphin SMART program in central, southwest Florida by joining us at one of the upcoming training workshops. Dolphin SMART is a unique, recognition and education program helping wild dolphins by offering incentives for dolphin viewing businesses that voluntarily participate in the program and educate their customers about the importance of responsibly viewing wild dolphins. Two training workshops will be held in central, southwest Florida on February 21st & 25th, 2013.

Attending a training workshop is the first step to becoming recognized as Dolphin SMART, so be sure not miss this opportunity! The training workshop will offer a comprehensive review of the Dolphin SMART program and its benefits to wild dolphin populations and to businesses that chose to participate. There will also be presentations by researchers about local dolphin populations and natural dolphin behaviors. All area dolphin viewing businesses, as well as businesses and organizations interested in becoming Proud Supporters of Dolphin SMART, are encouraged to attend to learn more about the program benefits and how to participate. If you are interested in becoming Dolphin SMART but cannot attend one of these workshops, please let us know so we can work to accommodate your business for future workshops.

The workshops are open to the public and anyone interested in wild dolphin conservation.

WHO: Dolphin viewing, eco-tour, and charter business owners and captains. All coastal business owners and the general public are also welcome.

WHAT: Dolphin SMART Training workshop

DATE:: February 21, 2013

TIME: 8:00am-12:00pm

LOCATION:
Island Way Grilllink leaves government website
20 Island Way
Clearwater Beach, FL

DATE: February 25, 2013

TIME: 12:00pm- 4:00pm

LOCATION:
Lee County Parks and Recreation Support Services Facilitylink leaves government website
6490 South Pointe Blvd.
Ft. Myers, FL 33919

Dolphin SMART in the Southwest Florida is made possible through support from the following sponsors:

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