SEAWORLD ORLANDO AND SCHOLASTIC BRING ANTARCTICA INTO CLASSROOMS NATIONWIDE
Orlando, Fla. (February 7, 2013) – 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 scholastic.com/antarctica/family/.
Teachers can visit scholastic.com/antarctica/teachers/.
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®.