This week we were lucky enough to Skype with a researcer who is currently in Antartica. Jean Pennycook is a former teacher who is now studying Adelie penguins. Every year from November to early February, Jean goes to Cape Royds to observe the penguins as they lay their eggs and hatch chicks. While she is there, she does free Skypes to teach children about these beautiful birds. Chick HERE to read an artice where you can learn more about Ms. Pennycook and how she got started working with the penguins. Click HERE to learn more about the Adelie penguin colony in Antarctica this year. We will be following up our Skype by sending self addressed and decorated postcards to Jean. She will then mail them back to the children from the US research colony near the penguin colony. Each child will receive a souvenir postcard with a unique and valuable "Antarctic" postmark. Keep any eye out for the postcards to arrive in your home mailboxes in late January. We had some technical difficulties and Jean only had about 10 minutes to speak with us, but it was still an amazing experience for which we were grateful to take par in this year!