Science Storytime: Pierre the Penguin
illustrated by Laura Regan
April 25, 2017, was World Penguin Day. We celebrated by learning about one of the Academy's most famous residents, Pierre the penguin!
In this 20-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, predicted what would happen next, and thought 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 explored what it is like to be a penguin by waddling and swimming like one.
This program was interactive in nature! Students had the opportunity to ask Academy Educators about their curiosities regarding African Penguins.