Follow Adelie Penguin Chicks with the Penguin Science Program

Would you like to incorporate more real data into your class? Are your students fascinated by penguins? Consider participating in the 2010-2011 Adelie Penguin breeding season program, as described below by coordinator Jean Pennycook!


Dear Educators,

Welcome to the 2010-2011 Adelie Penguin breeding season. Follow along as Adelie Penguin families raise their chicks ( in the harshest environment on Earth.

Students keep a field journal based on daily photos from Antarctica during the breeding season starting Nov 7 – Jan 28. Other activities for your classroom include: receive a postcard from Antarctica (, design a flag to fly over the colony (, ask a researcher a question, discover how penguins are coping with global climate change, gallery of adaptation photos, field notes, and many other classroom ready activities. Have your class watch for the first penguins of the season to arrive at Cape Royds, and let us know when you see them. Our Penguin cam takes a picture of the colony at Cape Royds every day. Go to our home page: and click on the webcam.

Questions? Email me at

Jean Pennycook
Penguin Outreach Coordinator