ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Art of Penguin Conservation

Cape Town, South AfricaPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Jon

90 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

Waddle with me (and my sidekick Sushi) into the fascinating world of Africa's only penguin species!

Over the course of a fun and informative chat /drawing class you’ll discover little-known facts and amazing insights into the unique lifestyle of our endangered penguins and the conservation challenges they face all brought to life through my photos, videos and our very own penguin drawing created during our time together. (Your completed artwork at the end will form part of a global penguin conservation project.)
Most importantly: by participating in this experience, you will be directly contributing to the conservation of African penguins.

This can be added to your home-school schedule as a biology, conservation, and art class, or it can be a fun way to connect as a family celebrating a special event or as a corporate team working remotely.
Book a Private Experience for just your group or contact me for dates and times not shown.

No matter your age, the story of our African penguins will enthrall you and definitely leave you with a new appreciation for penguins being more than just cute waddlers.
Waddle with me (and my sidekick Sushi) into the fascinating world of Africa's only penguin species!

Over the course of a fun and informative chat /drawing class you’ll discover little-known facts and amazing insights into the unique lifestyle of our endangered penguins and the conservation challenges they face all brought to life through my photos, videos and our very own penguin drawing created during our time together. (Your comple…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Jon can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at ₹1,509.

What to bring

  • A smartphone, laptop, or tablet with stable internet connection to watch the live stream
  • An enquiring mind
  • Craft supplies: piece of blank paper, a pen or pencil

Meet your host, Jon

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 264 Reviews
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Penguins and I go way back. A lifetime penguin conservationist, my career was inspired at the age of 9 when I encountered one of the first pairs of African penguins to ever nest on South African soil. I wrote a story about them that got published, thus beginning my journey with penguins now going on 38 years (and counting). I’m a widely published journalist, author, honorary ranger, shark-loving surfer and host of the popular airbnb offline experience 'Penguin Walk with A Conservationist' and co-host of the 'Penguin Paddle' and 'Kelp Forest Safari'.

The unfinished story of the endangered African penguin is currently being written and I invite you to be a part of it…
Penguins and I go way back. A lifetime penguin conservationist, my career was inspired at the age of 9 when I encountered one of the first pairs of African penguins to ever nest on South African soil. I wrote a story about them that got published, thus beginning my journey with penguins now going on 38 years (and counting). I’m a widely published journalist, author, honorary ranger, shark-loving surfer and host of the popular airbnb offline experience 'Penguin Walk with A Conservationist' and co…
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Sat, 31 Jul
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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (EDT)
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Sun, 1 Aug
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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (EDT)
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Mon, 2 Aug
₹1,408 per person
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm (EDT)
₹1,408 per person

About the organisation: AfriOceans Conservation Alliance



Established in 2002, AfriOceans Conservation Alliance (AOCA) is a registered nonprofit organisation known globally for its unique campaign work, exciting research projects, and education and awareness initiatives. As leaders in marine-focused environmental education in South Africa, we conduct R-E-A-L projects: Research, Education, Awareness, Lobbying. Join us!

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to AfriOceans Conservation Alliance.

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Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 264 reviews.

Emily
June 2021
This was a fantastic experience. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Jon speak previously so didn’t expect that my second time would be as good, but it was! We had a fairly large group and Jon did a wonderful job of keeping everyone engaged and interested. He is a terrific story teller and so passionate about penguins that you really can’t help but enjoy yourself. Also the proceeds go to conservation for the penguins so it’s a great way to contribute to this amazing cause. This is a really great experience and the fact that we can do it virtually allows more of us to learn how we can all help these beautiful animals. Thanks Jon!
This was a fantastic experience. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Jon speak previously so didn’t expect that my second time would be as good, but it was! We had a fairly large gro…
WenYun
June 2021
This review is posted on behalf of a colleague, for whom this experience was booked: "Our family highly recommends this Art of Penguin Conservation experience for anyone interested in learning about adorable and clever penguins in an engaging and fun way. Jon was a wonderful host and even though it was 1am his time, his energy and passion were on point and infectious. Thank you so much for taking the time to take us on this journey."
This review is posted on behalf of a colleague, for whom this experience was booked: "Our family highly recommends this Art of Penguin Conservation experience for anyone interested…
Kimberly
June 2021
hope penguins' # increase there and people aoid sadines of south africaat least! glad to know s. africa's weather's hot even at night
Rachel
April 2021
It was a lovely experience. Jon is entertaining and passionate about penguins. This was a way to celebrate a child's birthday together despite quarantine, and she loved it! When it was over, the first thing she asked was if she could do another one. Success! Thanks Jon! :)
It was a lovely experience. Jon is entertaining and passionate about penguins. This was a way to celebrate a child's birthday together despite quarantine, and she loved it! When it…
Samson
April 2021
What a phenomenal experience this was and the work the organization Jon's working at is doing in taking care of the penguins. Got to learn about the various species we have in the world and where they are found, what they eat, the species in Africa. Learnt more about this and had a deeper appreciation of the work being done to ensure that the specie is not lost. I highly recommend this experience and its great for families, kids, groups as well as individuals. Thank you Jon for the session!
What a phenomenal experience this was and the work the organization Jon's working at is doing in taking care of the penguins. Got to learn about the various species we have in the…
Jude
April 2021
There is so much to learn about penguins. Jon's session was highly interactive and helped dispel so much myth in addition to learning so much about these wonderful creatures. The drawing at the end is a nice touch.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.