September 2nd, 2015
Name of the story teller: Beth (resident of Judson Park, Cleveland, Ohio)
We see a pair of penguins and they are probably mates. They are looking at something new, staring out at new developments. Actually they might be looking out to see how much this glacier is melting, and they are concerned. They have lived in this place for many years, and are now upset about changes taking place around them. They live in the area near the North Pole. Temperature is probably around 32 degrees. They are past the heavy winter season. They are part of a penguin community. While the other penguins are sleeping, these two woke up early to explore the melting glacier. They may be the leaders of the community, and will then inform other penguins about what they have found. 10 Norwegian researchers are working nearby. They came because it is the end of winter, and they are comparing melting glaciers to the year before. They are going to return to Norway to present their findings. People from Iceland, Greenland, and American scientific groups are also involved directly with this problem. The Norwegians return to their ecological organization and tell a story of how penguins came to their research center, and they quickly followed them. Later they photographed them at the site where they observed the meltdown. Better than that, they made a film and took it back to their scientific community. Groups like this create greater awareness of this problem, and use appealing animal figures to help create greater concern internationally. They are hoping the film makes a big impact.