Pierre the Penguin book cover

illustrated by Laura Regan


January 19, 2018 was Penguin Awareness Day. We will celebrated by learning about one of the Academy's most famous residents, Pierre the penguin!

What to expect during this Special Live Event

In this 30-minute program, students read along with an Academy Educator the real life story of Pierre the Penguin by Jean Marzollo.

Throughout the reading time, we paused to make observations, predict what would happen next, and think about how we would help Pierre. After reading the book, the students dove 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 interactive in nature! Students will have the opportunity to ask Academy Educators about their curiosities regarding African Penguins.

Check out what teachers said about last year's program!

"My students loved seeing the live cameras and having their names/questions mentioned by the educator. They also loved learning about Pierre the Penguin, since we'd done some background prep on penguins."
-1st graders at Marsh Elementary School


"In science, we learn about how habitats and organisms go together (certain organisms live in certain habitats), so this was directly tied to that."
-2nd Grade teacher from Baker Elementary School

Missed us on January 19th? Check out other Special Live Events or our one-on-one Waddle Like a Penguin program.

Grades: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Program Duration: 30 minutes
Price: Free