Dolphin Encounters, Blue Lagoon Island Launches Free Educational Mobile App
Leading provider of Swim with Dolphin Programs brings Ã¢Å“Dolphin Fun FactsÃ¢ App to iPhone and iPad users
Blue Lagoon Island, Bahamas (PRWEB) December 12, 2011
Dolphin Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island has launched its first app entitled Ã¢Å“Dolphin Fun Facts!Ã¢ available for free from iTunes. Designed for download for both iPad and iPhone, the educational application was created for users to make a connection with dolphins and to inspire conservation actions.
Ã¢Å“The apps available about dolphins were mainly games or entertainment, and we wanted to provide a free educational app that would give the user an excellent general background about dolphins as well as ways to preserve and protect them and their environment,Ã¢ said Robert Meister, Managing Director of Dolphin Encounters.
Ã¢Å“We are always looking for engaging ways for people to connect and learn about marine mammals. We felt there was a real need for an educational marine mammal app and we are happy to have created one, which we believe is the first of its kind available.Ã¢
Appropriate for all ages, Ã¢Å“Dolphin Fun Facts!Ã¢ was developed by the Educational Department of Dolphin Encounters and its not-for-profit Dolphin Encounters-Project BEACH which provides educational programs to local and visiting students.
The application contains photos, videos, sounds and information about the natural history of dolphins, research, behaviours and husbandry.
Ã¢Å“iPads in particular have become an important teaching tool at home and in classrooms and we felt an educational app was a perfect way to extend what we teach thousands of students every year through our educational programs at Dolphin Encounters,Ã¢ adds Annette Dempsey, Education Director and Assistant Marine Mammal Director at Dolphin Encounters. Ã¢Å“We have had excellent feedback from users regarding the content and ease of use of the app. It is as close as you can get to dolphins without getting wet.Ã¢
Since 1989, Dolphin Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island has offered visitors to The Bahamas from around the world a unique opportunity to interact with friendly marine mammals in an unparalleled all-natural marine habitat. Home to Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, including the internationally famous Ã¢ËœFlipperÃ¢, as well as California Sea Lions which include the stars of the movie Ã¢ËœAndreÃ¢, this leading attraction continues to set the worldwide standard for swim with dolphin programs and sea lion encounters.
Dolphin Encounters Ã¢“ Project BEACH (Bahamas Education Association for Cetacean Health) conducts numerous educational and outreach programs. To participate in a program or sponsor a program please call Annette Dempsey at 394-2200.
For more information about Blue Lagoon Island visit http://www.bahamasbluelagoon.com, and Dolphin Encounters visit http://www.dolphinencounters.com, call 242-363-7150 (general inquiries) or 242-363-1003 (reservations). Ã¢Å“LikeÃ¢ Dolphin Encounters on Facebook and/or follow on Twitter at DolphinEncountr.
It can be downloaded at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dolphin-fun-facts!/id465940515?mt=8.
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