This month's blog post is a bit of fun inspired by counting penguins while I've stayed at home during the pandemic. At Zooniverse, you can volunteer virtually to contribute to scientific research projects, and kids and adults can help monitor penguin populations as they reviewi photographs. I also read about a Cornell Ornithology Lab activity for kids to get moving by imitating bird motions.
So, here's a short and silly poem about penguin movement illustrated with some Penguin Watch photographs available for educational purposes.
Move Like a Penguin
Take a tummy pillow slide
from couches to carpets
to an icy tide.
Waddle through shiny snow.
Wave your paddle wings
and wiggle your cold claw toes.
Crunch a frozen trail.
Where will you go?
Tell your penguin tale.
Photos from https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/penguintom79/penguin-watch/about/education, accessed April 2020
I'm Sherry Weaver Smith, author of The Wolf and the Shield: An Adventure with Saint Patrick. I like to have adventures in getting outside in nature, crafting, and cooking as I explore our Catholic faith with my daughter. We want to be inspired by the saints!