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Dolphin Toolkit

The freshwater dolphin toolkit contains learning materials about the importance of protecting these fascinating animals and conserving freshwater resources around the world.

Teaching Tools About Freshwater Dolphins

The freshwater dolphin toolkit contains learning materials about the importance of protecting these fascinating animals and conserving freshwater resources around the world.

Available Toolkits

  • Full Freshwater Dolphin Toolkit

    The freshwater dolphin toolkit contains learning materials about the importance of protecting these fascinating animals and conserving freshwater resources around the world.

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  • Educator's Resource Guide

    The freshwater dolphin resource guide is designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about dolphins and freshwater habitats. The guide provides fun freshwater dolphin facts, why they matter, what threats they face, what WWF is doing to help dolphins and freshwater resources, and what kids can do to help. It also includes a fun freshwater dolphin word puzzle to do with your students.

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  • The Umbrella Effect

    Arts Education Activity

    To represent the important role that Amazon river dolphins have in their ecosystem, students will create hanging mobiles with dolphins as the centerpiece.

    (30-45 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Nature's Sponges

    STEM Activity

    Students build models of wetland ecosystems that represent the necessity and importance of these habitats.

    (45-60 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • A Drop in the Bucket

    Math Activity

    Students will evaluate their current daily water use and be tasked with designing a new daily routine, imaging they were limited in the amount of water available, as many areas of the world are.

    (30-45 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Like the River Flows

    Language Arts Activity

    After explaining how rivers are like the arteries and veins of the Earth, students will develop their own metaphors and similes in a poem that reflects the importance of free-flowing rivers.

    (30-45 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Dolphin Geography Flipbooks

    Social Studies Activity

    Students will create flipbooks containing information on the threats and habitats of the existing seven species of freshwater dolphins and their neighboring communities who share their water resources.

    (45-60 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Food or Foe?

    Physical Education Activity

    A dolphin-twist on the game Marco Polo, students will understand how dolphins have adapted to find food without the use of their sight.

    (20-30 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Freshwater Dolphin Posters (8.5x11)

    Classroom Posters

    Download one PDF file containing both 8.5x11 dolphin posters.

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  • Freshwater Dolphin Posters (11x17)

    Classroom Posters

    Download one PDF file containing both 11x17 dolphin posters.

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  • Certificate of Achievement

    Student Recognition

    Reward your students' completion of the toolkit with this printable PDF certificate.

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