UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (and a little about the Birch Aquarium at Scripps)
Today thanks to Misko_the_penguin on Instagram, I learned about another Antarctic organization doing good for penguins!
The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust!
Their home page states “We preserve historic buildings and artefacts in Antarctica to help current and future generations discover, understand, value and protect this precious wilderness. At Port Lockroy, Base A, we welcome visitors throughout the Austral summer to explore the Museum, visit the most southerly Post Office, observe the penguin colony and share the wonders of the white continent’s history. Along with our ambitious arts, education and events programme, we bring together people from around the world to learn about Antarctica’s past, present and future.”
You can also Adopt a Penguin through them!
HOW YOUR ADOPTION HELPS
PROTECT THE PRECIOUS HABITAT
Your adoption will support the monitoring of the colony and conservation on site at Port Lockroy. With your help, we can protect areas of the island from human interaction and continue studying the breeding success of the gentoos every year. As a charity we are dependent on donations and every gift, adoption and membership helps to support our activity both in Antarctica and around the world.
YOUR GENTOO ADOPTION WILL INCLUDE:
• 12-month adoption
• Gentoo postcard sent from Antarctica
• Gentoo cuddly toy
• Fascinating fact booklet and welcome pack
• Adoption certificate
• Gentoo updates from Port Lockroy
Of course you can help by by also joining their cause, donating, or purchasing items in their shop!
Some time ago my wife showed me a job posting for the Penguin Post Office. We entertained the idea of me working or volunteering there as it would be a way for me to work with penguins… Well penguins around me at least. My wife is guilty of being supportive of my penguin obsession to a fault. Now I’m in the process of interviewing to become a volunteer at the Birch Aquarium! And guess what the Birch Aquarium at Scripps has!!! Little Blue Penguins!!! Although three exhibit is not open yet, it will be very very soon! I’m so excited! But I digress!…
It seems UK Antarctic Heritage Trust does many sciencey helpful things for penguins and Antarctica! From penguin surveys, to podcast educating, and even restoring artifacts! I’m really looking forward to taking advantage of the media they provide about the organization! Yay! I finally have a podcast I’m looking forward to listening to!
I’ll be featuring both the UK ANTARCTIC HERITAGE TRUST and BIRCH AQUARIUM on our Be a Hero page.