This event happened in the past (2018 edition)

Kings, Emperors and Fairies

Wildlife of the Southern Ocean – Penguins

This is an event from the 2018 edition

Venture to the Southern Ocean and you’ll find all kinds of fascinating wildlife! Dive beneath the waves with UEA’s Caroline Still and meet the kings, emperors and fairies that glide underwater on feathered wings. Yes, we’re talking about everyone’s favourite seabird… the penguin!

Circumnavigating Antarctica, the Southern Ocean is home to some extraordinary wildlife. This talk will explore some of the remarkable adaptations of the wildlife there, with a focus on penguins. Why do penguins swim but cannot fly? How can they dive to depths of over 500 metres? Why do they waddle when they walk?

Caroline Still from the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at UEA works on expedition ships in Antarctica as a polar naturalist and will answer these, and other fascinating animal facts in this engaging, interactive talk.

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Friday 19 October
Venue: Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 11+

Tickets go off-sale 12 hours prior to the event. Tickets may be available at The Forum’s ticket office on the day. All attendees need a ticket. Under 12s must be accompanied.