Over Term Two and Three in 2020, we had 65 schools from across the city and surrounding towns take part in the Pop Up Penguins Learning Programme. This wasn’t an easy time for students and teachers as Term Two began in the midst of New Zealand’s lockdown period! And yet, with resilience and determination, the schools signed up to take part in this citywide art project.

The Pop Up Penguins Learning Programme has been supported by an amazing line up
of organisations: the International Antarctic Centre, Antarctica New Zealand, the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs, Gateway Antarctica and the College of Education, Health and Human Development at the University of Canterbury.

The Learning Partners shared their vast knowledge and expertise within the Learning Programme resource pack and educators from International Antarctic Centre, Gateway Antarctica and the College of Education, Human Development and Health delivered a bespoke Pop Up Penguins themed presentation to over 50 of the schools registered on the Learning Programme.

Students across our city have learned about penguin conservation, Christchurch’s global significance as one of five Gateways to Antarctica and kaitiakitanga, guardianship and protection of the environment. As you find the little penguins in displays around the city, learn about the themes that inspired them.

All little penguin waddles are displayed in indoor locations, please check opening times for these locations to avoid disappointment when you are out on the trail.

Pop Up Penguins

Pop Up Penguins