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A Call to Action

Find out how you can help Winter!

Clearwater Marine Aquarium gets asked a lot how people can help Winter. If you have some interest, here's how you can help.

Winter the dolphin without a tail has brought unparalleled, international attention to CMA. People travel from all over the world to meet her. The "Winter's Team" program offers kids with any life challenge the opportunity to meet and interact with this special dolphin. Kids and adults also have the opportunity to create a painting on the same canvas with Winter. Her documentary, "Winter: The Dolphin that Could" is only available for purchase at The film takes viewers on an extraordinary journey through her rescue, fight to stay alive and extensive rehabilitation.

Teachers- Schools across the United States incorporate Winter into their curriculum in a variety of ways. Some examples include sending Winter dolls home with students on weekends to journal about their experiences, giving students Winter pencils and key chains for encouragement, showing kids the Winter documentary for inspiration and more! Classes have even organized school events, dances, car washes and more to help this special dolphin.

Students- You too can support Winter. Here are some fundraising ideas kids like you have done:

  • Lemonade stands
  • Yard sales
  • Coin jars at businesses
  • Organize school event fundraisers

If Winter has inspired you in a special way, please e-mail her at and you might be featured as one of "Winter's Friends" at

About Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Founded in 1972, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is the world's most recognized marine life rescue center, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured, sick, or stranded marine life. Staff and volunteers are on call 24/7 to rescue stranded or injured sea turtles, dolphins, river otters, and more.

CMA also oversees the area's sea turtle nesting program, combing miles of beaches during nesting season to ensure nests are located and cared for. During hatching season, more than 100 volunteers sit by the nests every night until they hatch, to guide the endangered hatchlings safely to the water.

Environmental education plays an important role in CMA's marine life outreach. This nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Clearwater, Florida, educates residents, visiting tourists, and millions of people around the world via its global media presence on the importance of protecting and preserving our waters and marine life. Staff and more than 500 volunteers teach people how they can help protect marine animals. The Aquarium offers a variety of hands-on educational opportunities, including eco-boat tours, kids' camps, tours, off-site presentations, and animal interactions.

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