Category: Penguins

 

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.

Cathy Mummery

Show Notes

Darcey’s Loo Roll Penguin Craft Project video…
https://youtu.be/H1uhHGSNWKg

CBS Newstory about Chinstrap penguins and climate change…
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/declining-penguin-populations-warming-antarctica-cbs-news-visits-remote-shores-of-elephant-island/

Medway Active Support Team…
https://www.medwaytowns.org.uk/spage-section-mast.html

Cathy Mummery’s Sponsorship Link…
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CathyMummery

Photographs by Frank Hurley
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Photographs_of_Antarctica_by_Frank_Hurley

Herbert Ponting Photos
https://www.gettyimagesgallery.com/collection/herbert-ponting/

Henry (Harry) McNish (1874-1930) – Biographical notes
https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/biography/mcnish_henry.php

James Marr’s School Aberdeen Grammar.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
James Marr’s University, Aberdeen.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
Cushnie Farmhouse, Auchterless, Turiff, Aberdeenshire
– the house where James Marr was born.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
6 Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney – where Mooney lived in 1911.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
1st Aberdeen Scout HQ – James Marr’s Scout Group
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
2nd Orkney Scout HQ – Norman Mooney’s Scout Group
(Photo: A.S. Noake)

Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of other ways you can follow and support the project….
http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/

Entirely New Penguin Species Discovered in Antarctica!

Where does the Lourolé penguin fit in size-wise?


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!

Lucy’s Scout Radio Interview

Lucy Morgan’s interview about #ReQuest2021 on Scout Radio

ReQuest2021

An adventure involved in commemorating 100 years since Sir Ernest Shackleton's 'Quest' voyage in which he took two Scouts along with him on his voyage to Antarctica.

Posted by Scout Radio on Monday, 30 March 2020

Loo Roll Penguin

#ReQuest2021 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 (badges@request2021.org.uk) 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!

The Quest for the Silver Penguin begins!

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!).

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SilverPenguinQuestTreasureHunt

#REQUEST2021 @Kentscouts

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

(Source: https://www.penguinworld.com/types/)

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.

(Source: https://global.hurtigruten.com/destinations/antarctica/inspiration/wildlife/meet-the-penguins-of-antarctica/)

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)