Thursday, April 25, 2013
Pocket Penguins (best free educational Android apps for kids)
Let's face it: penguins are funny. They look like a bird that someone overfilled with air, but left the head and wings the original size. Their bodies are so big compared to their feet that they can't walk so they waddle. They can't fly but are amazing swimmers.
California Academy of Sciences has brought all that penguin fun home to your Android device with Pocket Penguins which provides three different live streaming views of a group of African penguins: main, underwater and biologist. The biologist answers questions from visitors during meal time at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. PST.
Well worth a download, although when I tested the app all they did was stand around.
Pocket Penguins provides an intimate view into our live African penguin exhibit. Watch the birds swim, dive, flirt, nest and relax from any one of three live webcams. Listen in as Academy biologists answer questions from visitors during meal time, daily at 10:30am and 3:00pm PST.
If you enjoy this free application, please consider making a donation of $5 via SMS to help the Academy in its mission to explore, explain and protect the natural world. Text PENGUINS to 20222.
Disclaimer: Please note that this app depends largely on your wireless network’s quality of service and data rates may apply. A Wi-Fi connection is recommended.