)An interested group of parents and children gathered Saturday, August 25 at the Johns Island Library for the Conservancy’s Dolphin program for kids.   A lively display of books, dvds and toy dolphins, crabs and fish kept the younger kids entertained.   A particular attraction was the 5 foot blow up dolphin which many of the kids crawled over.   The lively presentation covered dolphin sounds, feeding habits (including strand feeding) and videos from Sea World of trained dolphins in captivity.   Both parents and children were engaged and learned many facts that they found surprising: dolphin colonies stay in the same area and young dolphins stay with their parents or “aunts”  for up to four years.    Dolphins can be aggressive and activities of humans near the beach can disturb dolphin feeding habits.   Feeding dolphins can  make them dependent on humans for food.   Several of the participants have docks on Johns Island and reported seeing dolphins around them often.   One woman noted that the dolphins seemed to come around more often and approach closer when children were on the dock.   As the presentation concluded, the children were invited to enjoy the JIC Dolphin Coloring Book (buy from Amazon ) which includes learning activities and dolphin facts as well as pictures of dolphins to color.   The Conservancy looks to offer more programs like this in the future at the Library and local schools.