The National Wildlife Federation teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment’s Dolphin Tale 2 to offer educational content designed around the film. The film continues the incredible story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery—thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail—made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and inspired the family hit movie Dolphin Tale. Through our educator's guide and other resources, kids can learn more about dolphins like Winter and find out how to help protect them and their ocean habitat.
It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick, Jr.), rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life.
Yet their fight is not over. Winter’s surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins’ social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.
Inspired by true events, Dolphin Tale 2 was filmed at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the nonprofit rescue and rehabilitation facility that Winter calls home.
Take a look at the official trailer.
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The cast and crew of Dolphin Tale 2 take you behind the scenes to show how Clearwater Marine Aquarium's mission of "Rescue, Rehab, and Release" is an integral part of marine wildlife conservation. Take a look at their inspiring story.
Designed for use with the film Dolphin Tale 2, this guide features facts and activities about dolphins and their habitat to help you explore the film’s themes in an educational setting. The activities are designed for grades 3 through 5, with extensions for younger and older children. These activities meet national standards for English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Visual Arts.
Download the educator's guide (PDF)
Adopt an Animal: Want to help National Wildlife Federation protect dolphins and their marine habitat?
Use our educator's guide to help your class, club, or community throw a dolphin adoption party! Make it fun and come up with creative ways to help people care about dolphins, like sharing some of the fun facts below. One goal of the celebration could be to raise funds to symbolically adopt a dolphin.
Fun Facts about Dolphins:
Green a School: Another way kids can help is by making their school more eco-friendly. The National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools USA program helps schools green their buildings, grounds, and curriculum. By helping your students reduce their school’s environmental footprint, they can help dolphins and other wildlife—as well as people and the whole planet. Learn more and check out the Eco-Schools USA water pathway for ideas.
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