ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.6
EPISODE 6 – Wednesday 1st April 2020 – Chinstrap penguins and climate change, More from Alan’s presentation to Medway Towns Scout Active Support and Interview with Cathy Mummery
A podcast documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.
Darcey’s Loo Roll Penguin Craft Project video…
CBS Newstory about Chinstrap penguins and climate change…
Medway Active Support Team…
Cathy Mummery’s Sponsorship Link…
Photographs by Frank Hurley
Herbert Ponting Photos
Henry (Harry) McNish (1874-1930) – Biographical notes
Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of other ways you can follow and support the project….
Entirely New Penguin Species Discovered in Antarctica!
Up to now zoologists have only been aware of 17 penguin species worldwide, previously only 7 have been found in Antarctica, 4 of these live and nest on and around the Antarctic continent and a further 3 live and nest on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands.
Well as of today there is now an entirely new 18th penguin species – the Lourolé penguin – making it the 8th type of penguin to be discovered on the Antarctic continent. Scientists visiting the extremely remote water closeted island of Toilette found the penguin completely by accident.
The Lourolé penguin is consistently cylindrical in shape and size however they can vary dramatically in colour and appearance. Since their discovery photos of them have started trending all over social media with the hash tag #ReQuest2021.
You can DONATE to help save this protected species here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/request2021
Please share this post far and wide to spread the word around the globe about the Lourolé penguins and their plight!
Loo Roll Penguin
To keep you entertained for the upcoming weeks, we have come up with some activities relating to Antarctica and our expedition, ReQuest 2021. Here are the first two and the next will be released in the next few days. Have fun!
Penguin Loo Roll
You will need;
-A loo roll (toilet roll)
-Pair of scissors
-Glue/tape, colouring materials (anything, it could be paint, pens, card,etc)
-Plain white paper
What to do;
Draw a line a couple of centimetres from the rim around the roll.
Cut down to and then along the line until you have a rectangular segment
On this rectangular segment draw two wings (you can fold it in half so the wings are the same) and cut them out.
With the remaining pieces of the rectangular segment, cut out two feet and a triangle for the beak.
Using paint, spare tissue paper, crayons, pencils or pens colour the wings black then the beak and feet orange.
Now time to decorate the main body of your penguin. Remember it’s white belly (you can use white paper) and eyes.
If you have any googly eyes around the house, use those Once your main body is finished, glue or tape on your feet, wings and beak.
If you have any split pins, attach the wings at the top so your penguin can waddle! Voila, you have a penguin! If you’re feeling creative, try making different penguin species like the Rockhopper.
As part of our ReQuest fundraising, we have 7 penguins to represent the levels of sponsorship. Try making each one.
Follow the link for details http://www.request2021.org.uk/our-sponsors/
AND Antarctica Investigation Watch/read a documentary, film or book about Antarctica. Write down three things you’ve learnt and a question you have for us about our expedition or for us to investigate.
If you have undertaken any of our activities, share your photos, discoveries or questions, tagging us with #request2021 (on instagram), @request2021 on Twitter or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) In the following weeks, we will be sharing lots of Antarctica related activities to take part in and learn more about our expedition.
Once you have completed three of these activities you have earned your own ReQuest2021 badge which we can send to you for a £3 donation.
All money goes towards our fundraising efforts for our expedition to Antarctica. Follow the link for more information http://www.request2021.org.uk/
The Quest for the Silver Penguin begins!
I really was in front of Dover Castle – honest!
Last day at £5 to join the Quest for the Silver Penguin treasure hunt. From now on the entry donation goes up by £1 a day (To pay for the clues missed!).
ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 23
23 Antarctica photos that will inspire your next adventure…
ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 17
17 Different Species of Penguin
There are typically 17 different species of penguin recognised as living in the world today. Each species belongs to a larger grouping of closely related species known as a genus. The living penguins comprise six genera (the plural of genus): Aptenodytes, Eudyptes, Eudyptula, Megadyptes, Pygoscelis, and Spheniscus
However, of the 17 species of penguins in the world, only seven can actually be found Antarctica itself – Adelie; Emperor; Chinstrap; Gentoo; King; Macaroni; Rockhopper.
ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 7
360° Virtual Reality Video – Exploring the seventh continent
Today you get to stand amidst a Gentoo penguin colony and take in all the sights and sounds; explore the stunning landscapes in 360° Virtual Reality on a Quark Antarctic Expedition…
(Source: Quark Expeditions)