Pierre the Penguin book cover

illustrated by Laura Regan

April 25, 2017, is World Penguin Day. Celebrate by learning about one of the Academy's most famous residence, Pierre the penguin!

Classrooms everywhere are invited to join this FREE webchat!

Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 9:00am PST and 10:00am PST
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Interactivity Options: The class will interact with us using a Chat Box

What to expect during this Special Live Event

In this 20-minute program, your students can read along with an Academy Educator the real life story of Pierre the Penguin by Jean Marzollo.

Throughout the reading time, we will pause to make observations, predict what will happen next, and think about how your students would help Pierre. After reading the book, your students will dive into our penguin colony via our web cameras. At the end of the program, we will explore what it is like to be a penguin by waddling and swimming like one.

This program is designed to be interactive in nature! Students will have the opportunity to ask Academy Educators about their curiosities regarding African Penguins.

How to Connect?

Students get to see and hear the Academy Educator, and teachers will enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window.

To participate you must have the following technology available:

  • Desktop or laptop computer (NOT an iPad, tablet or Chromebook).
  • Strong internet connection; a wired connection is preferable.
  • An updated version of the free Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer.
  • If you have a large class we also recommend having a projector and speakers.

Can't join us on Tuesday April 25th? Check out our other program in our Scientist's Scoop series.

First time attending one of these programs? Read about a past program celebrating African Penguin Awareness Day.

Grades: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Program Duration: 20 minutes
Price: Free
Time Slots: 9:00 am, 10:00 am