Dolphin Ecology Workshops
Do you want to learn about dolphins in your area? Or would you like to become a dolphin research volunteer?
These workshops are a great experience for ocean and wildlife lovers alike!
Workshops are presented by Dr Liz Hawkins, Dolphin Research Australia lead researcher who has over 15years of experience. You’ll learn the basics of the biology, ecology and conservation of dolphins in our region. As part of the teaching, Dr Hawkins will also show you how to take observations and photographs of dolphins that can help us to research and monitor the populations of our area.
Following Dr Hawkins’ presentation, we then head out for some dolphin watching.
By attending the workshop you can enjoy a unique experience and also have the opportunity to sign up as a dolphin research volunteer for our Healthy Waterways-Healthy Dolphins Project.
Please see the itineraries outlined below for specific times and locations for each workshop.
Please note this workshop is suitable for families with children 8 years and over.
Our Dolphin Ecology workshops are very popular, so get in quick as limited places are available!
By attending one of our Dolphin Ecology workshops, you will receive:
- One year membership to Dolphin Research Australia
- An exclusive information pack including a Dolphin Watcher Handbook
- Subscription to Dolphin Research Australia’s Enewsletter
- Subscription to Dolphin Research Australia’s CetusGeo Dolphin & Whale Emagazine
- Invitations to Special Events
- Opportunity to sign up to be an active Dolphin Watch Volunteer and assist with our Healthy Waterways-Healthy Dolphins Project
To book your place, please select from the drop down list your the workshop you would like to attend and follow through to your cart to complete your payment. We’ll then send you through a confirmation along with an additional information (including what to bring) and participation form which we require all attendees to complete prior to attendance.
Ballina Dolphin Ecology Workshop 2019
Date: 23rd February 2019
Itinerary & Where to Meet
23rd February 1pm at Australian Seabird Rescue Centre, (264 N Creek Rd, Ballina NSW 2478). At 3pm we will have a short break as we head down to the Northern Break Wall for the field component of the workshop.
**Please arrive 10mins prior, as we will start at 1pm**
Special Price: $35/adult $25/child
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors – Out of the Blue, Tweed Shire Council and Wettenhall Foundation, we are able to keep the cost of this workshop minimal!
Dolphin Research Australia realizes that most people who cancel their booking do so out of necessity. However, cancellations are costly to administer and involve time and resources of the organisation. Therefore, all cancellations after booking are subject to deductions to help us cover the organisations administrative expenses (which we do as volunteers).
In the event of a cancellation by the participant:
- Cancellation more than 48hrs prior to workshop will receive 100% refund.
- Cancellation of less than 48hrs prior to the workshop will not be refunded
- There are no refunds after the starting date of the workshop. If the participant fails to join the program or leaves the program at any time, no refunds will be issued.
*Please note in the unlikely circumstances where the expedition is cancelled by the organisation if the participant level is below the required number or natural disasters or other external events, you may choose between us applying the amounts paid toward an alternative date or workshop or receiving a full (100%) refund. In the circumstances where there are too few people for the workshop to go ahead, the organisation may request a change of dates or alternatively you will receive a 100% refund.
The organisation is not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking such as travel expenses.