Winter has inspired thousands due to her unique situation. Despite losing a portion of her tail and having the odds against her, she persevered. In September 2011, the blockbuster film, Dolphin Tale, was released highlighting her inspiring story. Since the films release, thousands have flocked to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to visit her and our other resident animals.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium offers a variety of different animal interaction programs that are available to guests. The newest program being offered is a once in a lifetime experience. The program is called “Assist Winter’s Trainer.” The participants receive VIP care and treatment by sitting poolside with Winter’s Trainer. During the program participants will assist in several of Winter’s behaviors. Some of these behaviors may include match to sample (matching pool toys to
toys held in hand), painting, window play, tail setup, and much more! While interacting with the trainers, participants will learn about Winter’s physical therapy and training. Each program is unique and never the same!
On April 25, we held our first Assist Winter’s Trainer Program! It was a huge success and hit with our participant. Both Winter and the participant seemed to have a lot of fun and enjoy one another!