Wednesday, September 27, 2023

SeaWorld Orlando Partners with Scholastic to Bring Antarctica into Classrooms

sholastic penguinOrlando, FL, USA — After four months, SeaWorld Orlando announces its collaboration with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, to launch a new digital hub featuring science and math activities for students in grades K-5 all about penguins and Antarctica. The site also features a live “Penguin Cam,” bringing penguins right into classrooms nationwide.

The Antarctica site provides teachers and parents with free materials to use at home or in the classroom. Parents can access family worksheets including penguin games, Antarctica-themed activities for the kitchen – as well as an “everything you need to know about penguins” guide. Educators can also access custom lesson plans featuring educational activities and games about penguins to be used in classrooms kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms.

“Scholastic is excited to work with SeaWorld Orlando to bring classroom lessons to life,” said Ann Amstutz-Hayes, SVP Scholastic National Partnerships. “Teachers will enjoy using the free materials to teach students about penguins and the frozen continent.”

In addition to the teaching guides and informational worksheets, there are innovative features on the site including a live Penguin Cam.

The exclusive Family Voyage sweepstakes provides a chance for a family of four to win a getaway to Orlando to experience the all-new attraction opening this spring, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®. The sweepstakes runs through April 30, 2013.

Families can access the Scholastic and SeaWorld Orlando site by visiting
Teachers can visit

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin® combines a state-of-the-art family adventure ride and closer-than-ever encounters with hundreds of penguins – kings, gentoos, Adelies and rockhoppers – to create Orlando’s must-see 2013 new attraction. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin® is the biggest expansion in SeaWorld’s nearly 50-year history. It’s an all-family experience that could only come from SeaWorld and can only be found at SeaWorld Orlando®.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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