A personal story, a collective triumph: Dyan deNapoli tells the story of the world's largest volunteer animal rescue, which saved more than 40,000 penguins after an oil spill off the coast of South Africa. How does a job this big get done? Penguin by penguin by penguin .
The Under The Sea Radio Show staff is pleased to announce that Dyan deNapoli author of "The Great Penguin Rescue" book has been scheduled for this episode on the Critter Care Episode to deal with the conservation, education and discussion about the Penguin species in her book. Since the Critter Care episodes have started on the show from time to time the discussions will involve the conservation issues that affect the species that are featured in these episodes. Although many people get oppurtunities to see these magnificient birds in public aquariums and birds around the world many people do not comprehend the natural habitat of these interesting bird species.
The Great Penguin Rescue
On Sunday November 18th 2012 10 PM EST, 9 PM CST , 7 PM PST
The Under The Sea Radio Show will have an episode in our Critter Care episodes dealing with the conservation, education and information about the various species of Penguins that inhabit our planet. Joining the program will be our guest Dyan deNapoli the author of "The Great Penguin Rescue".
Many of the Penguin populations have been decimated by man made causes so tune into this interesting program on the Under The Sea Radio Show.
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Link to The Penguin Lady's Website
THE PENGUIN LADY presents compelling educational programs about penguin behavior, biology and conservation that are sure to be a hit with audiences of any age. Dyan deNapoli (AKA The Penguin Lady) worked closely with penguins at Boston's prestigious New England Aquarium and in the wild for nine years and she now brings exciting programs about penguins right to your door. She shares her extensive expertise and enthusiasm about these fascinating sea birds with children and adults in a variety of settings including grade schools, colleges, science centers, assisted living facilities, libraries and cruise ships throughout the New England region and beyond. Dyan donates a portion of the proceeds from every program to penguin rescue groups.
As a Senior Penguin Aquarist at the New England Aquarium, Dyan hand raised dozens of penguin chicks, presented daily programs about penguins to aquarium visitors, was a guest expert on several television and radio programs, traveled the globe to work with penguin researchers in the field and was the content reviewer for several books about penguins. Since starting her own educational company, she has authored the new penguin article for Scholastic Publishing's New Book of Knowledge encyclopedia, and she has served as the onboard penguin expert and guest lecturer on cruise ships visiting the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica. To date, Dyan has taught approximately 250,000 people in the US and abroad about penguins.
The highlight of Dyan's career was flying to South Africa as part of an international team of penguin experts to help save 40,000 penguins from an oil spill. The rehabilitation effort took three months and 556,000 hours of volunteer labor and, due to the incredible response to the penguins in crisis, 95% of the birds were saved and released back into the wild. This event was historic in its size and success rate, and it represents the largest number of animals within a species ever to be rescued and rehabilitated. Free Press (a division of Simon & Schuster) recently bought the rights to a book that Dyan is writing about this remarkable event. Dyan cites her participation in this rescue as the most challenging, yet the most rewarding, experience of her life.
Dyan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mount Ida College in 1996 and was awarded for Exceptional Achievement in the Sciences upon Graduation. In 2002, she was the recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Sciences. Dyan is a member of the National Marine Educators Association, the Massachusetts Marine Educators Association, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, North Shore Women in Business, the North Shore Business Forum and Mensa International. She is past President of the Home-based Businesswomen's Network.
Artwork By Ken McKeighen
This piece of Artwork was painted by Mr Ken McKeighen and will be donated by Mr Ken McKeighen to Dyan and this donated painting will be used for The Penguin Ladies electronic needs of this image as well as the actual painting will be used to raise funds to help save the penguins of our planet. Those that get to see this image before the time of the show. Consider yourself Lucky!!