I stumbled upon this article today and it’s a very interesting read. It’s about penguin expert Dyan de Napoli. The article tells of how she got started working with penguins and her career thus far, from volunteering at the New England Aquarium, being hired on, going to Africa to save them from an oil spill, and sharing knowledge and experiences with the public.
Sometimes I feel like I would like to work with penguins to do my part to help with something. Right now, my family comes first but maybe when the kids are all out of the house and off to college, I will see about volunteering at the local aquarium on weekends or something like that. Currently, I try to educate my children about penguins when I find the opportunities to do so. I’m only up to trying to get them to recognize the different species. I’m sure they’ll catch on eventually though. My daughter seems to embrace my obsession the most and I hope that I can leave a lasting impression on her to do some good in her future.
“I think if we start when they’re young and give children an appreciation for the environment, then when they get old enough to understand what’s going on, they’ll feel empowered to do something about it. One person can make a difference.”
– Dyan de Napoli