IWDG Live Stranding Course Galway

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IWDG Live Stranding Course Galway

Learn the most appropriate response in a stranding event, including first aid, stabilizing the animal and re-floating techniques.

By Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG)

When and where

Date and time

Sat, 24 Jun 2023 09:30 - 17:00 IST


Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland Seapoint Promenade H91 T2FD Galway Ireland

Refund Policy

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About this event

  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The course includes a classroom based theoretical session in the morning followed by a practical session. Participants will be trained how to safely move and manipulate a cetaceans body weight on a beach using a life sized dolphin replica. During the practical session, participants will be asked to demonstrate their learning by completing different potential scenarios covered in the mornings theory session.

IWDG live stranding course is an accredited course open to all.


€ 30 for members refreshing their knowledge. Must have completed the course before.

€50 for active IWDG members.

€80 for non-members

Following this course participants will be aware of current best practice an hopefully the confidence to make an informed decision if ever face to face with a beached whale or dolphin.

Please note, participants should bring a wet or dry suit if intending to enter the water. Please bring a packed lunch.

Registered participants will be contacted by the IWDG via email the week of the planned course date with a schedule of events. If you can not attend the event, you must contact the event coordinator at sibeal.regan@iwdg.ie no later than 48 hours before the event to be eligible for a refund.

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