To DEDP Kindergarten, from a Dolphin Trainer!

In honor of our two weeks of the Oceans theme, we have a special "guest" from the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys. Alex Rickert, who is the brother of our our Spring 2014 Northeastern Co-op (MacKenzie Rickert), is a Dolphin Trainer who sent us a video to personally introduce Driscoll Extended Day Kindergarteners to a few of the animal pals at his facility. 


Kindergarteners will be watching Alex's video during Group Time on Monday and Tuesday (3:30-4:00pm) in Room 101, but you are welcome to watch the video as many times as you like at home! Together at Group Time, kids and teachers will generate questions they would like to ask our special guest, including information about the marine animals, what daily life at the research center is like, and what it's like to be a dolphin trainer. Later, our friend Alex will send us a new video response to answer our questions!


In the meantime, we will be reading plenty of books about marine biology, ocean wildlife, and many kinds of sea animals during Group Time and Project.


We can't wait to hear what questions the kindergarteners have! Families, please share all comments and questions by either: (1) responding directly to this post via the comments section OR (2) directing all messages to Kris at





Thank you!


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Comments: 13
  • #1

    Henry (Monday, 11 January 2016 17:59)

    What do dolphins eat?

  • #2

    Alice (Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:20)

    How do dolphins swim so fast?

  • #3

    Luca (Tuesday, 12 January 2016 17:57)

    How do you train the dolphins to do tricks?

  • #4

    Lana (Tuesday, 12 January 2016 18:15)

    What do dolphins like to eat?

    Who is the youngest?

    Where do dolphin babies come out?

  • #5

    Emily (Wednesday, 13 January 2016 18:47)

    How do dolphins breath?

  • #6

    Zavier (Wednesday, 13 January 2016 19:48)

    How do you meet us in person in the DEDP?

    How many dolphins do you have?

    How old dolphins are?

  • #7

    amer (Wednesday, 13 January 2016 20:40)

    how does he know that her cousin is playing hide and seek

  • #8

    Katie (Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:41)

    How can you tell that the dolphins are playing and having fun with each other?

  • #9

    Liam (Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:44)

    How do you get the dolphins to come to you when you want them to?

  • #10

    Katie & Liam (Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:47)

    How many dolphins are in the family?

  • #11

    Lily (Monday, 15 February 2016 15:20)

    What do the dolphins like to play?

  • #12

    Mor (Monday, 15 February 2016)

    What tricks are the most fun to teach the dolphins?

  • #13

    Lily & Mor (Monday, 15 February 2016 15:25)

    Lily: What do the dolphins like to eat for dessert?
    Mor: What is Baby Kasika's favorite game?