Penguin Counters

Presented with Antarctic & Southern Ocean Coalition and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Armed with low-tech gear and high-minded notions that penguin populations hold the key to human survival, Ron Naveen and his intrepid biologists have tracked 200 colonies of penguins over half a million square miles for more than 20 years. Theyв’ve learned that penguins truly are the canaries in the coalmine. Ron believes the penguins are sending game-changing signals about how to cope with one of the worldв’s most rapidly warming climates and increasingly volatile weather. Directed and produced by Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon Getzels.

Introduced by Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair for Marine Science, National Museum of Natural History.

Discussion with filmmakers Peter Getzels, Harriet Gordon Getzels, Ron Naveen, and Andrea Kavanagh, Director of Global Penguin Conservation Campaign, The Pew Charitable TrustsВ follows screening.

Saturday, March 21, 4:00 p.m.

FREE. Registration encouraged:

For more information about ocean conservation, visit the Smithsonian Ocean Portal at

National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW (Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian)

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