Exploring Antarctica

by  Center for Puppetry Arts

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Students will build a Penguin Hand Puppet while learning about Antarctica. The discovery and exploration of the continent, plant and animal life (seals, penguins, whales, and more), and fascinating facts about ice and glaciers (frozen rivers, calving & ice shelves) will be discussed. Striking images of this unique continent are a highlight of this program. * Content is adapted according to grade level.

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40 minutes for K-1; 50 minutes for 2nd and up

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

30 for K-1; 40 for 2nd and up

Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Sciences, Social Studies/History multiple intelligences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta, GA
United States

The Center for Puppetry Arts opened to the public on September 23, 1978, when Kermit the Frog and his creator Jim Henson cut the ceremonial ribbon. The first puppetry center in the United States, today it is the largest American organization solely dedicated to the art of puppet theater.

The Center has been a leading voice in the field, and has hosted numerous conferences and festivals. In addition, the Center has been recognized both nationally and internationally as an organization for excellence. The Ford Foundation recently selected the Center as one of only 28 national organizations to be recognized for success in management and innovative programs. The prestigious Kresge Foundation awarded the Center three different grants to support its capital campaigns. The Center was also the only theater group chosen by the 1996 Olympics to participate in all four years of its arts festival program.

Sara Burmenko

Program Details


1.Participants will locate Antarctica on a world map.

2.Presenter will introduce students to Antarctica as a shared research center.

3.Students will learn characteristics of ice in Antarctica (glaciers, icebergs, etc.)

4.Presenter will introduce Shackleford’s expedition (a British explorer) (for older grade levels).

5.Students will begin puppet making (penguin).

6.Presenter introduces students to animal life of Antarctica through pictures and sounds.

7.Students continue puppet building and complete.

8.Brief puppet manipulation and goodbyes.


The participant will-

-build a penguin hand puppet

-identify the location and characteristics of Antarctica and the South Pole

-compare the characteristics of glaciers and icebergs (calving & ice shelves for older students)

-discuss animal life of Antarctica (Sea lions, Weddell seal, whales, penguins, krill)

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Curriculum Connections-

Social Studies, Science, Geography, Fine Arts