What you'll do
Waddle with me into the fascinating world of one our most enigmatic—and endangered— marine bird species. This experience normally takes place on a beautiful beach but due to a national lock-down effort to contain the coronavirus, it is now brought to you live from my living room! You will however get to build your very own craft penguin or we will channel our inner penguin-Picasso and draw a swimming penguin! Over the course of a one-and-a-bit hour chat /crafts workshop you’ll discover little-known facts and amazing insights into the unique lifestyle of the African penguin via photos, graphics and video that takes us from the dawn of penguins to the modern day. You’ll learn how to tell a "she" from a "he" and how to determine their age. We’ll even plot their evolution as one of the first true prehistoric "land-swimmers." Virtually, we’ll meet a supporting cast of coastal creatures—extras in the ongoing saga of these undeniably cute but highly threatened birds. I want to provide a fun and educational experience that the entire family can enjoy.! This can be added to your class schedule as a biology, conservation, and art class, or it can just be something fun to do as a family on the weekend. Most importantly, by participating in this experience, you’ll be directly contributing to the conservation of African penguins via our NGO work.
Try something new together
Try something new together
- Thoughtful hosts
Get to know hosts who share their expertise and a window to their world.
- Small group activities
Meet people from all over the world while learning something new together.
- Simple and global
Join easily and participate from home without a lot of prep.
Penguins and I go way back. A lifetime penguin conservationist, my career was inspired at the age of 9 when I encountered one of the first pairs of African penguins to ever nest on Boulders Beach. I wrote a story about them that got published, thus beginning my journey with penguins (and publishing!) that has Iasted for 37 years and counting. I’m a widely published journalist, author, honorary ranger, shark-loving surfer and host of the popular airbnb offline experience "Penguin Walk with A Conservationist". The unfinished story of the endangered African penguin is currently being written and I invite you to be a part of it…
About the organization
AfriOceans Conservation Alliance
Established in 2002, AfriOceans Conservation Alliance (AOCA) is a registered nonprofit organisation known globally for its unique campaign work, exciting research projects, and education and awareness initiatives. As leaders in marine-focused environmental education in South Africa, we conduct R-E-A-L projects: Research, Education, Awareness, Lobbying. Join us!
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to AfriOceans Conservation Alliance .
What to bring
A smartphone, laptop, or tablet with stable internet connection to watch the live stream
An enquiring mind
Your home #StayHome
Craft supplies: piece of blank paper, black paint OR black marker-pen (thick), pink paint OR marker-…
How to participate
Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"From wherever you are, we’ll virtually transport you to be amongst ancient granite boulders and amidst penguins on Cape Town's southernmost peninsula."
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Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. This Experience is entirely…
This is a "Family Experience" so you might be booking into a group where 1 / more children are also participating. If you would prefer an experience without children or with only your group or own self attending, please select the "Private Booking" option.
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