Science SparksEach box contains a different experiment to try at home. Please make sure you have permission from an adult before you begin. Record your experiment in your book / send us an email to show us what you have done!
Penguin WatchPenguin Watch are partnering with WWF and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to ask you, the public, to help count penguins from aerial photos taken with drones and planes. This is real life scientific research and the scientists need our help to analyse their data! A special camera was used to capture high resolution images of 140 colonies of Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins (collectively the brush-tailed penguins) along the Antarctic Peninsula. Some of these colonies are so difficult to get to that they haven’t been visited for 50 years! The images contain unprecedented detail, giving us the opportunity to gather new data on the number of penguins in the region. This information will help us understand how they are being affected by climate change, the potential impact of local fisheries and how we can help conserve these incredible species.
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