A Sampling of Activities and Projects of the Cetacean Studies Institute 1996-1999

1996

  • Founding of the Cetacean Studies Institute, August 1996

  • Secured private funding

  • November, sponsored, organized and produced, Hawaii Convivium (4 days, 20 people)

  • Keynote Address at the 2nd International Dolphin-Assisted Therapy Symposium (audience of 220), Cancun, Mexico

  • Trip to meet Dr John Lilly, Denver and Aspen, Colorado

  • Continuous building of digital and material resources, for web and hardcopy Cetaceancyclopedia

  • "Legend of the Golden Dolphin" Tellings: Hawaii (28 people); Mexico (240); Colorado (75); New Mexico (64)


1997

  • Accumulation of Board of Advisers for Cetacean Studies Institute

  • Established relationship with Essence Economics Institute, a 501 (c) 3, non-profit educational and research foundation, as a program activity

  • Research and Design of digital domain for web site (Cetaceancyclopedia)

  • Funding proposal to G. R. Dodge Foundation (Cetaceancyclopedia)

  • Funding proposal to The Cultural Freedom Foundation (Ambassadors School)

  • Consultation with Deena Hoagland on founding Island Dolphin Care, Inc., the worldÍs best DAT program, at Dolphins Plus, Marathon Key, Florida.

  • April, sponsored, organized and produced Santa Fe Convivium (12 days, 34 people)

  • May, sponsored, organized and produced Wild Dolphin Convivium, Bahamas (9 days, 14 people)

  • June, Mexico Dolphin Swim trip (16 people)

  • July, sponsored, organized and produced Miami Convivium (two days, 16 people)

  • Two research trips to Florida Keys to interview DAT patients and Therapists

  • Nov, Golden Dolphin Society founded ($500 donation). Newsletter begins (Wrote, designed and produced)

  • Secured private funding

  • Sept, travel to Australia, ICERC Conference (International Cetacean Education and Research Centre), presentation with Dr. Lilly (audience 350)

  • "Legend of the Golden Dolphin" Tellings: Australia (60 people), Mexico (44), Santa Fe (New Mexico, 42), Boulder (Colorado, 56), Florida (Miami, 22),

  • Consulting on "Eyes of the Soul" film project

  • Consulting on student projects (England-film project; America-research projects; USA, England, Australia-Dolphin-Assisted Therapy projects)

  • Continuous building of digital and material resources, for web and hardcopy Cetaceancyclopedia

  • Provided consultation and support services for the Heroes Journey, an adventure learning program. E-mail consultations, updates, student counseling (12 students, three facilitators)

  • Interviewed for magazine article by Ashleea Nielsen of the Dancing Dolphin Institute (unpublished); published on web site Gaialounge.com



1998

  • Feb. Voice of the Dolphin radio broadcasts (National radio, 134 stations)

  • Three group Dolphin Swim trips to Mexico (1st, 14 people; 2nd, 18 people; 3rd, 5 people)

  • Two group Dolphin Swim trips to Bahamas (1st, 9 people; 2nd, 16 people)

  • One trip to Mexico to consult with Dolphin Discovery Inc., on new programs, orientation

  • Visit to Florida Keys to witness DAT program, Island Dolphin Care, Inc.

  • Wrote Orientation Program script for Dolphin Discovery, Inc.

  • Trip to Stanford University, Green Library, Special Collections, to investigate CSI program to reformat Lilly archival tapes

  • Sponsored, organized and produced Santa Fe Convivium, Helios Matrix (4 days, 9 people)

  • "Legend of the Golden Dolphin" Tellings: Santa Fe (75 people), Florida (Miami, 12), Yucatan (Mexico, 37), Bahamas (Bimini, 25), California (Palo Alto, 24; Malibu, 35), Arizona (Sedona, 20), Colorado (Boulder, 42; Aspen,18; Denver, 35), MountainAir, NM (12)

  • Trip to California to assist Dr. Lilly during interviews for Newspapers and TV.

  • Secured private funding

  • Consulting on "Eyes of the Soul" film project

  • Consulting on "Ultimate Guide to Dolphins" film project

  • Consulting on student projects (England-film project; America-science and artistic research projects; Canada, USA, England, Mexico, Australia-Dolphin Assisted Therapy projects)

  • Established association with University of Natural Medicine to develop Department of Cetacean Studies, with a curriculum of general studies and certification in Dolphin Assisted Therapy

  • Consultation and services on "Dolphin Activation Cards" project

  • Wrote treatment and proposal for 6-part TV series "The Mystery of the Dolphins"

  • Provided consultation and support services for the Gateway Apprentice Program, an adventure learning program. E-mail consultations, updates, student counseling (11 students, three facilitators)

  • Wrote, designed and produced Golden Dolphin Society newsletters.

  • Continuous building of digital and material resources, for web and hardcopy Cetaceancyclopedia

  • Consultation and development of DAT program for Raya and Ross Soleil and CBS News at Dolphin Discovery, Inc., in Mexico (canceled)

1999

  • Consultation and services on "Dolphin Activation Cards" project

  • Delivered Keynote address and Workshop at University of Natural Medicine´s Conference on Spirit, Healing, Science and Consciousness. (Audience 150)

  • "Legend of the Golden Dolphin" Tellings (to date): Miami, Florida (18 people); Sedona, Arizona (24);
  • Palo Alto, California (64); Malibu, California (23); Byron Bay, Australia (2 times; 1st 54, 2nd 36); Taos, New Mexico (12); Yucatan, Mexico (14);

  • Wrote, designed and produced Golden Dolphin Society newsletters (74 members)

  • Continuous building of digital and material resources, for web and hardcopy Cetaceancyclopedia

  • Visit to Australia to ascertain feasibility of moving CSI to Byron Bay. Interviews with community leaders, scientists, doctors, indigenous groupÍs representatives and legal and accounting experts. Research into previous similar efforts; collection of letters of endorsement.

  • Dolphin Swim trip to Mexico (14 people)

  • Secured private funding

  • Curriculum development for Cetacean Studies Department at the University of Natural Medicine, correspondence courses. (Selection of study materials; research into reprint costs for study materials; script development for video materials)

  • Sponsored, organized and produced Byron Bay Convivium, (Focus: A new Whale and Dolphin Centre and an International Whale and Dolphin Festival for Byron Bay, Australia) (2 days, 10 people)
  • Secured additional funding to move CSI to Byron Bay. Packed and shipped contents of the offices and archives to Australia, November, 1999. Contents arrived Jan. 1st, 2000.Offices were leased and CSI was re-established in the jungle hills above Byron Bay, the eastermost point of Australia, where three pods of Dolphins surf and swim with people on a daily basis, year round, and the annual migration of the Humpback Whales is visible on both their northern and southern treks.
    This region was called The Meeting Place by the aboriginal people of the Bunjalung Nation, the Arakwal tribe. One of their primary totems animals is the Dolphin....

    A fitting home, at last, for the Cetacean Studies Institute.


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