Waddle with me into the fascinating world of one our most enigmatic—and endangered— marine bird species. This experience normally takes place on a beautiful beach but due to a national lock-down effort to contain the coronavirus, it is now brought to you live from my living room! You will however get to build your very own craft penguin or we will channel our inner penguin-Picasso and draw a swimming penguin!
Over the course of a one-and-a-bit hour chat /crafts workshop you’ll discover little-known facts and amazing insights into the unique lifestyle of the African penguin via photos, graphics and video that takes us from the dawn of penguins to the modern day.
You’ll learn how to tell a "she" from a "he" and how to determine their age. We’ll even plot their evolution as one of the first true prehistoric "land-swimmers." Virtually, we’ll meet a supporting cast of coastal creatures—extras in the ongoing saga of these undeniably cute but highly threatened birds.
I want to provide a fun and educational experience that the entire family can enjoy.! This can be added to your class schedule as a biology, conservation, and art class, or it can just be something fun to do as a family on the weekend. Most importantly, by participating in this experience, you’ll be directly contributing to the conservation of African penguins via our NGO work.