Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Human Impact on the Resident Bottlenose Dolphin Population in the Charleston Harbor: The Development of a Unit for the South Carolina Aquarium’s High School Curriculum
by Caswell, Lea, M.S., Montreat College, 2019, 122; 22620694
Abstract (Summary)

The South Carolina Aquarium (SCA) Bottlenose Dolphin Unit was created in partnership with the SCA in Charleston, South Carolina. The purpose of the high school unit is to educate students on the resident population of bottlenose dolphins that live in the Charleston Harbor and surrounding waterways. The SCA Bottlenose Dolphin Unit is comprised of three pre visit activities, one onsite activity and one post site activity. The activities were developed using environmental science articles that studied the targeted bottlenose dolphin population as well as the SCA strategic plan, South Carolina State Standards, the North American Association for Environmental Education guidelines and other key documents. Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory was used as a foundational theory to create the entire unit. The SCA Bottlenose Dolphin Unit will be taught to the SCA’s Structured School Program participants starting in fall 2019 when the free pre and post visit activities are available online.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Shuman, Dorothea K.
Commitee: Daniel, Brad
School: Montreat College
Department: Environmental Education
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Environmental education, Curriculum development, Secondary education
Keywords: Aquarium, Bottlenose dolphin, Field trip, Hands-on, High school, Pre and post visit activities
Publication Number: 22620694
ISBN: 9781085760713
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