Interns have the privilege of telling the story of Pierre the penguin to visitors of the California Academy of Sciences. Pierre the Penguin: A True Story, is an illustrated children’s book that tells the journey Pierre penguin went through in order to re-grow his feathers that he lost. Interns got to display this book to audiences, further publicizing this unique story.
Being interpreters of the African Penguins, interns are already knowledgeable about catastrophic molts (the process of losing all feathers and re-growing them) and the book was a great tool to help explain it. Not only can adults learn the story of Pierre through the book, but so can children. Because of this, interns are able to give a presentation to visitors of all walks.