St Kilda is home to a colony of over 1,300 Little Penguins, and is attracting more visitors each year.
How can you help to enhance the learning experience for local, interstate and overseas visitors while also assisting in minimising the impact of the public on this important wild penguin colony?
Each year in August, Earthcare St Kilda searches for volunteers to join our Penguin Guide team which provide a Penguin Guide service on St Kilda pier during the Victorian daylight saving period.
Members of the team are rostered in teams of around 5 members to supervise public penguin viewing at the pier from dusk until around 10.00 pm. Duties include:
- The provision of information to visitors on the characteristics and habits of penguins, and
- Minimising the impact of visitors on the colony through education about the use of camera flashes and white light torches.
No previous penguin knowledge or experience around penguins is needed as all training and equipment will be provided by Earthcare St Kilda to new Penguin Guides.
If you are interested in becoming a Penguin Guide then please send your name, email address and telephone number to email@example.com.
Note: Penguin Guides must be over 16 years of age and will be required to become members of Earthcare St Kilda at the discounted rate of $10.00 per annum.
We would like to thank Energizer for their assistance in equipping our Penguin Guides for the 2012/13 season.
If you would like to know more about Little Penguins, click here.
This activity is open to all current and new members of Earthcare St Kilda.