Penguin Science

Understanding penguin response to climate and ecosystem change

Classroom Activities.

Oct  2023.   Our penguin team has returned to McMurdo Research Station. A  new season with new penguin families will be waiting for us. We will not be able to go ‘live from the penguins’ this year (due to budget constraints) as there will be no internet at our camp at Cape Royds. However check out the Flag and Postcard projects.  Please come back in the fall of 2024 to visit us again and hopefully we will be back to normal operations.

You can always explore the resources  below to learn more about penguins, our research or just have fun.  

Classroom Activites

Get a Postcard from Antarctica

Sept-Nov 2023.  Make a penguin post card. Self address and stamp it. Send it to us in Antarctica and we will return it to you with the valuable Antarctica postmark. Click HERE for more information. Go HERE to see postcards from previous years.

Fly your flag in front of the penguins

Sept-Nov 2023. Make a penguin flag. Send it to us and we will fly it in front of the penguins at Cape Royds. Click HERE for more information. Go HERE to see the flags flying this season. Go HERE to see flags from previous years

Adopt a penguin family - Nest Check

Nest Check will not be occuring this year. Click HERE to see the families from  2022-2023 season and check back with us in Nov 2023 for  any changes in the program.

penguin breeding colony, adelie penguins, Cape Royds,

Daily Journal

The Daily Journal will not be occuring this year. Every day a new adventure in Antarctica. Click HERE to see daily pictures and stories from the 2022 field season. Click HERE to see the Daily Journal from past seasons at Cape Royds.

penguin cam

Oct – Feb. See daily pictures of our Adelie penguin breeding colony at Cape Royds. Click HERE to see the pictures and  HERE to follow the weather.

Pictures and videos

Click HERE to see fun pictures of penguins, whales, seals and ice. Something for everyone.


Ask a Question about penguins

Click HERE to see our FAQ page. If you have a question email us at

Classroom ready powerpoints

Teach your students about penguins, Talking points included. Click HERE to see the list of powerpoints.

CItizen Science Penguin Projects

Click HERE to help researchers count Antarctic penguins in their colonies.

Click HERE  or HERE to see  where your favorite penguins live.

More citizen science projects

Click HERE to see other citizen science projects for your students.

Read a story about penguin research in Antarctica

Follow the lives of Adélie penguins as they hatch, fledge, learn to survive in Antarctica and finally mate and raise their own chicks. Click HERE to see Waiting For Joey.