Posted on 20th April 2011 by Media Relations
This blog was
written after the Project penguin introduction visit from Education Officers
Cate and Kerry from Taronga Zoo and Project officer Julie from the Northern
Beaches Learning AllianceWe learnt that in 2009, ten Little Penguins
were killed by a dog then seven more were killed last year. This is bad because
we found out that there are only 60 breeding pairs of penguins in Manly. We
also learnt that penguins come back to where they were born to breed and that
there are other conservation projects happening this year in other regions.
We are looking forward to learning
about the Little Penguins and raising awareness and teaching the community
about the penguins. We can’t wait till our excursions to Taronga Zoo and the beach
and helping to clean up the beach for the penguins.
We’re excited about designing our
projects and having the chance to be creative and making a real product for a
real audience. It’ll be great working as a group with our Mackellar Girls
mentors and then getting to see our projects displayed in the community.
If we could talk to the penguins we
would tell them that plastic bags are not food and that if they see a dog to waddle
away as fast as possible. We would ask them how they spend their day and if
they are scared of dogs without leashes?
We wish we could tell them that lots
of children in the Northern Beaches are trying to save them.
- Year 5 students from Manly Village Public Project Penguin Gallery 2011