Get to know the friendliest fish with summer program

NORTHERN RIVERS families are diving at the chance to learn more about dolphins this month.

Over the course of the month, local not-for-profit organisation Dolphin Research Australia Inc will run a summer program for children aged six to 11 and their families to learn all about dolphins, marine life and the ways they can help look after the ocean.

There will also be an art and craft session where participants can make something to take home.

Dolphin Research Australia executive officer Elizabeth Hawkins said the summer sessions were a great opportunity for the whole family to learn about dolphins and their habitat.

"Participants can learn a lot of things about dolphins and their environment and the threats they face in the ocean and what they can do to help protect them," Dr Hawkins said.

"These sessions are very important and are one of our biggest programs to engage with the community.

"It's a very unique opportunity for parents and children to learn together and have a fun time doing it."

The program will be offered until January 22 on Wednesdays and Fridays at Byron Bay Public School.

Session costs start at $15 a session for children, with deals for two or more children.

The charge is imposed to cover the costs of materials.

All children must be accompanied by an adult who is encouraged to participate.

Anyone interested should book in advance by emailing or phoning Isabela on 0430 223 250.

Dolphin Rescue Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that works to conserve and protect dolphins, whales and their marine environment off the coast from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour.

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