Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Faculty Advisor

Manzo, Vincent Joseph

Project Center

New Zealand


The New Zealand Department of Conservation’s protection of the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) depends heavily upon citizens reporting sightings. Our surveys established that lack of knowledge about the dolphin prevents all but 5% of residents from reporting sightings. To correct this deficiency, we drew on those findings to design improved educational materials and a conceptual smartphone application design. We produced two posters, a bumper sticker, and a tackle box sticker promoting the Maui’s dolphin and DOC’s reporting services. We evaluated them at Seaweek in Auckland.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts