International Polar Year, or IPY (2007-2009) is by far the most exciting international scientific and educational opportunity of this century. For the next two years, all eyes will be focused on the physical, social and human dimensions of our planet's polar regions. Watch this blog for news related to Canadian outreach and education efforts related to IPY. Of particular interest to educators! Note: This blog is created independently of any official IPY organization

Monday, December 7, 2009

FW: Penguins in your classroom


Dear Teachers,

Have your students follow along as Adelie Penguins raise their chicks.  The

2009-10 breeding season is well under way at Cape Royds,  on Ross Island,

Antarctica. The eggs have been laid and we will expect to see chicks in

about  10 days. Our most popular activity, ³Nest Check² selects seven nests

every year, and each one has daily pictures posted on the website as the

adults brood, guard and finally fledge their chicks.  Weather data, a field

journal  are  also updated every day. Check out the ³Did you Know² section,

the ³Penguin Adaptation² pages, ³Sounds from the Colony² and ³Field Notes²

where students  are faced with the same penguin quandaries as the

researchers.  Enjoy  watching these penguins as they march into your



Jean Pennycook

Penguin Science Education OUtreach


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