Posted on 11/04/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks
Fun Kids' Wildlife Program for World Penguin Weekend
Phillip Island Nature Parks is celebrating World Penguin Day this year with a weekend of educational and fun-filled activities at the exciting Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April.
Join Nature Parks’ researchers and education rangers to find out about all things penguin related and have some fun exploring the interactive displays, giant screens and augmented reality experiences in the Antarctic Journey.
Join our Education Rangers for a fascinating session on the penguins of the world. Are there any penguins at the North Pole? How many species are there? What do they eat? Can penguins fly? Learn all this and more, with a special focus on the little penguins that call Phillip Island home.
Saturday 10.30am – 11.00am and 2.00pm – 2.30pm
Sunday 10.30am – 11.00am and 2.00pm – 2.30pm
How can a penguin hold a pencil? Our rangers will be on hand to help you create your very own penguin themed pencil holder. You’ll never need to go searching for your pencils again once you take your creation home and give it pride of place on your desk.
Saturday 11.00am – 12.00pm and 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 11.00am – 12.00pm and 2.30pm – 3.30pm
LITTLE PENGUINS – BIG CHALLENGES
Penguin researcher and biologist Dr Andre Chiaradia will have you on the edge of your seats as he talks about some of the challenges that our little penguins face out in the big, wide world. Learn how these amazing creatures are dealing with issues such as climate change, marine pollution and reliable food supplies.
Saturday 12.30pm – 1.30pm
MARINE DEBRIS – WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH!
Join researcher Dr Bec McIntosh and learn how the global problem of marine debris, such as macro- and micro-plastics affects our wildlife and our environment. Find out some of the simple things that we can all do at home to help. Remember, many global problems can have a lot of local solutions.
Sunday 12.30pm – 1.30pm
What: World Penguin Weekend
Where: WWF Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies – Discovery Theatre
When: Saturday 22 April and Sunday 23 April
Cost: Included with either a 4 Parks Pass* Adult (16+) $58.00; Children (4 – 15) $28.90; Family (2A + 2C) $144.90 or an Antarctic Journey entry ticket Adult (16+) $18.00; Children (4 – 15) $9.00; Family (2A + 2C) $45.00.
* 4 Parks Pass includes entry to the Penguin Parade, Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, and Koala Conservation Centre.
Download the World Penguin Weekend Flyer here