Happy National Penguin Awareness Day! Yes, it’s January 20th again and it’s our little flippered friends’ day to get some attention, aside from some little ceremony that’s happening on the east coast (j/k – congratulations, Mr. President!).
Anyway, be sure to take some time today to learn or do something relating to penguins whether it be learning more about them, visiting them at the zoo or aquarium, reading awesome books about them, or even just spending countless hours on flickr or YouTube looking at them. Here’s a few to get you started.
Staying in line with my post last year, I’d like to say, “Happy Penguin Awareness Day!” It’s that time of year again to learn about things of the spheniscidae (pronounced sven-is-ki-di) nature.
- Wear penguin-y colors. Maybe black pants with a white shirt?
- If you can, go see some penguins. This may be at the zoo, aquarium, or a local colony for you lucky fellows in Australia and South Africa.
- Watch a movie or video that is about penguins or just has a penguin in it.
- Go to the library and find some penguin related material to read whether it be fiction or non-fiction.
- Search the Internet for penguin information. A good place to start is Wikipedia or even Penguins!
- Play some penguin themed or oriented games whether they be Internet-based, board-games, or imaginary.
- Walk around all day like a penguin. (Thanks Karen)
- Draw and color some penguins. Here’s a fairly easy tutorial on drawing one.
- Do some penguin-y activities.
- Support a conservation group such as SANCCOB or the Penguin Foundation. If you’re into wine, you can help by buying some wine made by the Little Penguin as proceeds from their sales are donated to the Penguin Foundation.
Feel free to drop a comment and tell us what you did on Penguin Awareness Day. We would love to hear about it!