Cape Royds Flag Archive

Cape Royds is a remote field station on Ross Island, Antarctica. We are 25 miles from the largest US research station, McMurdo, where about 800 people work and do science. Our field station is devoted to working with the Adelie Penguins who come here every year to raise their chicks. They need ice-free land with small rocks to build their nests and Cape Royds is one of the few places in Antarctica where that occurs. From mid November to late January we are here working with the penguins and live in the hut you see below. Our penguin-cam down near the colony takes a picture every day (when the sun is up) of the birds and records the weather. You can see those pictures and data HERE.

We also like to fly flags from classrooms all over the world. If you would like to take part in this project go HERE. Below are the flags that have flown proudly at Cape Royds, Adelie Penguin breeding colony.

If you would like to see a larger image of the flag,click on the picture. If you would like to see that flag flying at Cape Royds, click on the

 

Flags from the 2017-2018 Adelie Penguin breeding season, flown in front of the penguins.

 

           
This was the last flag to fly in front of the penguins for the 2017-2018 season. We will be back in Nov 2018 for another flag waving time. Send us your flags starting Sept 2018.      
Sent to the pengiuns from the students at the Coal City Public Library in Illinois        
 
Sue Bailey's class at St Michael's School in Orland Park, Illinois sent us this flag. They are the Wildcats. Grade 3 students in Mrs Short's class made this fun flag. They are from Canaan, Vermont. Mrs Koski's class at Highlands Elementary School made this flag to fly in front of the penguins. They are from Sugar Land Texas.
 
This lovely two sided flag was sent to us by the students at Vang Pao Elementary School in Fresno Calif. Their teachers are Carrie Given and Ms. Garcia. This two sided flag flew with the penguins in both a north wind and a south wind so you can see both sides. This school sends us a flag every year. Shining Mountain Elementary School in Spanaway, Washington sent us this fun penguin hand print flag.Their teacher is Ms Hendrickson. They have sent us many flags, you can see them below.
 
These three flags all came from the students at St. Catherine's School in Richmond, Virginia. This one from Melissa Houston's class This one from Wendy Wallace's class And finally this one from Carter Warren's class.
 
We have received many flags from the classroom of Ms. Lambert. You can find them below. Her students attend Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School in Hillsbourgh, New Hampshire.. These penguin feet belong to the 1st grade students at St. Lukes Episcapol School in Baton Rouge, LA. Their teachers are Ms. King, Ms Guelfo and Ms Abadie. Laura McGee's students at Hilltop Country Day School made this fun flag for the penguins. They are from Sparta, New Jersey.
 
The students in Cherie Martinez's class have made us many flags and you can find them below. This one is their 2017 flag. They are from Tower HIll School in wilmington Deleware. Stacey Muller's class at Prairie Queen School made this colorful flag for the penguins. They are from Papillion, Nebraska. Ben Franklin School is in Edison, New Jersey and the students in Mrs Kulyassa's class designed this flag.
   
The students in Mary-Catherine Irving's clss made this beautiful flag. They attend McDonogh Elementary School in Owings Mills, Maryland This flag had two sides and was sent by the students at St Louis Elementary School, Leamington, Ontario, Canada. Their teacher is Ms Bernadine Reeb. The back side of the flag
 
Hannah Wieboldt's 4H group created this penguin flag. It flew proudly at Cape Royds. They are from Port Jervis, New Jersey. Mrs Geissen's first graders made this fun flag and it flew through a storm at Cape Royds. They are from RL Stevenson Elementary School in Alvin, Texas This fun flag was made by the students at Shoal Creek Elementary School in Conyers, Georgia. Their teacher is Yolonda Thomas.
 
The students in Natalie Granger's class sent us this amazing flag to fly with the penguins. They have sent us flags for several years from the Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pennsylvania. You can find them below. This flag came from the Sheild of Faith School in El Monte, California, Jean Little's class at Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina made this flag to fly in front of the penguins. They have sent us flags in the past. You can see them below
 
Created by the students in Tulare, California at Alpine Vista School. Bret Williams, teacher. They have sent us other flags, you can see them below. Linda Librizzi's students created both of these penguin flags. They came from Collier High School in Brick, New Jersey Another Collier High School flag.
 
This flag came all the way from FRANCE. Made by the students at College des Baous, in Emma Hurd's class. Made for the penguins by the students in Mollie Mark's class at Orchard Oak ES, in Medina, New York. Made for the penguins by the students in Katie Taub's class at Orchard Oak ES, in Medina, New York.
 
Ms. Gerla's class at East Lake Elementary School in Chestermere, Alberta, Canada sent us this quilted flag. Each student did a square. This flag was made by the students in Mary Prena's class at Holy Ghost ES in Wood Dale, Illinois. From the students on Penguin Patrol at Hunter Bend Elementary School, Franklinm, TN.
 
Ms. Crystal's class at Chrysalis Charter School in Palo Cedro, Califronia sent this flag to fly in front of the penguins. This school has sent us many flags, you can see them below. Mrs Smith's class from North Decatur ES in Greensburg, Indiana sent us this flag. Made by the students in Kelsey DeBoer's Kindergarten class at Binson Memorial School, Havelock, North Carolina.
 
These two flags came to Cape Royds from the students in Jeanie Warick and Jeanine Ritter's classes at St Pius X School, Indianapolis, IN. These two flags came to Cape Royds from the students in Jeanie Warick and Jeanine Ritter's classes at St Pius X School, Indianapolis, IN. Made by the Biela Family in Bernhards Bay, NY
 
From the second grade students in Dorothy Courtox's class at St Anthony School, Tigard, OR. This is their 10th flag for the penguins. The students in Chris Kozaczynski's class made this flag for us. They are form Walker-Winter Elementary School, Canton, MI This flag came from DeWitt, MI and the 4th grade students in Heather Dolby's class.
 
First grade students made this flag at MLK Elementary School in Pembrooke Pines, FL Second grade students made this flag at MLK Elementary School in Pembrooke Pines, FL This flag came from the students in Jean-Sebastein Coulombe's class at Polyvalente de Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada
 
From the students at Knox School Santa Bartbara, CA. Our biggest flag this year. This penguin flag came from the students in Shannon Davidson's class at the RJ Wollams Elementary School in Sante Fe, Texas From the Beach Sisters in Lynn, MA. The Girls Inc of Lynn.
 
Our First international flag of the year. From the students in Reinhard Marx class at Stadtische Realschule Sundern, Germany. They send us a flag every year. Another lovely flag from the 6th grade students at Lake Park Audubon School, Lake Park, MN. This flag flew is a storm. This school has sent us many flags Jolie Levin's class at Neill School in Richmond TX.
 
Genny Kahlweiss' class at Saint Columban School, Garden Grove, Calif. Click the flag to see this flag flying. Ms Given and Garcia's classes at Vang Pao School, Fresno . Calif. This flag was two sided.

Tabatha Wurster's class at East Marion School, Silver Springs FL

 

Flags from the 2016-2017 Adelie Penguin breeding season, flown in front of the penguins.

 

 
   
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Sent to us from some students at the Ratsgymnasium Gladbeck, Gladbeck, Germany Made by the students in Mts Diep's class at RL Stevenson Primary School, Alvin,TX    
 
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Eleanora Smith's class designed this flag for us. They attend Brookside ES in Yorkrown Heights, NY Sent to us by the students in Emma Huard's Biology class at the College de Baous, Saint Jeannet, France. This flag was made by the students at Lake Park Audubon Elementary School, Audubon, MN
 
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The Alpine Vista Eagles sent this flag from Tulare, CA, Mr. Bret Williams class. It came with a wonderful present. She me wear it by clicking on the flag.

This flag was designed by the students in Ms. Salter's classes at Avalon Middle School, Milton, FL The reverse side of the Avalon Middle School flag, everyone has signed it.
 
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All three of these Flags were made by the students in Grayslake Middle School, Grayslake, IL Blue Room, 8th grade Green Room, 8th grade Red Room, 8th grade
 
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This flag has a penguin from each child in Margaret Twomey's class at Mountain View ES, Simi Valeey, CA. Made by the students in Mr Jackson and Ms Hnederson's classes at Vang Pao ES, Fresno, CA. This it the reverse side of the flag from Vang Pao School in Fresno, CA.  
 
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Designed and made by the students in Jen Salpietro's class at Devonshire School, Skokie, IL Sent to us from the students in William Hooper's class at Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Savannah, GA Made by Mrs Root's class at Orchard Hill School, Irvine, Calif.
 
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Made by the students in Ms. Crystal's classroom at Chrysalis Charter School in Palo Cedro Calif. Sent to Cape Royds by Deb Wolf's class at Ashland Park/Robbins School, Omaha, NE. Another beautiful flag by the students in Cherie Martinez's class at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, DE. Look below for previous flags from this pengun loving school.
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Sent to our penguin colony from the students at Akron First Academy, Akron, OH, Louise Sobolewski's class. Sent to us from the students in Jennicer Donwerth's class at Centennial Elementary School, Edmond, OK Made by the students in Ms Lanbert's Second Grade class, Hillsboro-Deering ES, HIllsboro, NH
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From the students in Peg Volak's class at John M Grasse Elementary School. Sellersville, PA. Jean Little's students made this penguin flag at Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC From the students in Mr Martin's class at Meadowlark School, Chinook, MT
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The students in Shannon Davidson's class in RJ Wollam ES, Sante FE, TX, made this flag to fly at our Penguin research station The stuidents in Jolie Levin's class made this flag to fly with penguins. They are from Oakland ES, Richmond, Texas This flag sent to us by the students at Cortez Elementary School, Mrs Rosado's class, Pomona, Calif.
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This flag was made by the students in Ms Owen's class at Espoo International School in Espoo, Finland. Sent to us by the students at Norhtglade Montessori School in Kalamazoo, Mich. This flag was made by the students in Natalie Granger's class at Wyoming Seminary Prep, Kingston, Penn.
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McDonogh School, Owings MIlls, MD. Students of Mary Catherine Irving. James Clark Ross family crest. This flag flown at Cape Royds in honor of the 175th anniversary of the Ross Expedition to Antarctica 1839-1843. Read about it HERE. Sent to us from the students in Mrs Sasso's class at Arnold ES in Torrance, CA.
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From the students in Linda Librizzi's class at Collier High School, Marlboro, NJ. (reverse side) From the students in Linda Librizzi's class at Collier High School, Marlboro, NJ. Flag #2 Drucilla and Marishka Biela, Bernhards Bay, NY
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Dacia DeAngelis' class at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Asbury Park, New Jersey. Dorothy Courtox's second grade classroom, St Anthony School, Tigard, Oregon From the students in Linda Librizzi's class at Collier High School, Marlboro, NJ.

 

Flags from the 2015-2016 Adelie Penguin breeding season

 

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Kelly Efford's class, Metcalf Schools, Ontario, Canada Mrs Geissen's First grade, Stevenson Primary School, Alvin TX  
 
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Heather Dolby's Class, DeWitt, MI Bret Williams' class, Lincoln ES, Tulare, CA. Kelly Spector's class, New Academy, Canoga Park, CA
 
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Vang Pao School, Fresno, CA. Ms Garcia' and Ms Given's classes Backside of flag on left   Emmanuel Christian School, San Bernardino, CA. Mr Briceno's class
 
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Vang Pao School, Fresno, CA. Ms Garcia' and Ms Given's classes Backside of flag on left   Tower Hill, Wilmington, DE. Cherie Martinez's class.
 
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Not flown yet Not flown yet Spring-Ford HS, Stacey Hoffman's class, Audubon, PA.
 
Charles Ellis Montessori School, Savannah, GA. Mr Hooper's class Port Jervis Middle School, Port Jervis, NY Realschule, Sundern, Germany, Herr Marx's class
     
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Cross Street Christian School, Anderson, Indiana Jackson School, Newton, MA. Ms Leo's class McFarland Intermediate School, Bordentown, NJ. Ms Esposito's class
     

Padan ES, Vacaville, CA. Ms Pemberton's class.

Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC. Ms Little's class Biela Family, Bernhards Bay, NY
     
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Chrysalis Charter School, Ms. Crystals class, Palo Cedro, CA Snoqualmie Ridge Early Learning Center, Ms. Dunne's class, Northbend WA. Lake Park Audubon ES, Ms O'Connell's class, Audubon , MN
 
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Ms Bergstrom's class, Greyslake Middle School, Greyslake, IL Ms Pump's class at Greyslake Middle School, Greyslake, IL Abby Sajovic's class at Bergstrom Middle School, Greyslake IL
 
Consohocken Hawthorne ES St Anthony, Tigard
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Mrs Campbell's class. Cathy Hochlentner's class at Hawthrone ES in Elmhurst IL Dorothy Courtox's class at St Anthony School in Tigard, Oregon
 
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Wyndham Lakes ES, Wyndham Lakes Florida.Angela West's class. St John's Luthern School, Two Rivers Wisconsin St Pius X School, Indianapolis, Indiana
 

 

Flags from the 2014-2015 Adelie Penguin breeding season

 

     
     
Port Jervis MS, Port Jervis, NY. From the students in Tricia Keniston's class. Harrisburg School District, Sioux Falls, SD Red Apple ES, RAcine WI. From the students in K. Koll's classroom
     

VASA Charter School, Fresno, CA. Carrie Given's students

  Wing ES, WIng, ND Wyoming Seminary Prep, Forty Fort, PA. From the students in Natalie Granger's class.
 
Stratton ES, Arlington, MA Thomas Edison School, Morton Grove, IL. THe students in the class of G. Wattenberger. Tower Hill School,Wilmington, DE. From the class of Cheri Martinez
 
Raffles International School, Indonesia Raffles International School, Indonesia Raffles International School, Indonesia
 
LaVerne Science and Technology Charter School,LaVerne, CA, Ms Rosado's class. The students in Ms. Brianne Wesche's class, Northwood ES, Kansas City MO. Sarah Bouckoms' class at Miss Porters School in Farmington,CT
 
This flag from Jack P Nix School in Cleveland, GA. has been all over the world. This was its second trip to Antarctica, once in 2012 and now in 2015. Congratulations on a world wide tour. Teacher Kirstin Smith. Jackson School, Newton. MA. Teacher, Lorraine Leo. This flag shows a model of the tree penguin colonies on Ross Island and some of the technology we use to gather data on the penguins.
 
Grayslake MS, Grayslake, IL. Abby Sajovic teacher. Hawthorne ES, Elmhurst,IL KT Murphy Stamford School, Orange, CT
 
Collier High School Brick, NJ East Marion Day School, Silver Springs FL. Teacher, TAbatha Wurster  
 
Avalon MS. Milton Florida Cape Henry Coliegiate, Virginia Beach,VA. Teacher Sarah Williams Chrysalis Charter School, Ms Crystals 3rd grade. Palo Cedro, CA.
 
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St. Anthony School, Tigard, OR. Dorothy Courtox's class. A Place to Grow, Stratton Elementary School, Arlington, MA Akiba Schechter Day School, Chicago, IL, Jackie Rapp's class.
 
From Heidi LIn's class in Taiwan.   Dondi Primary School, Balatonboglar, Hungary Belvidere Elementary School, Grandview MO, Stacy Moore's class
 

 

Flags from previous years

 

A Place to Grow, Stratton Elementary School, Arlington, MA A Place to Grow, Stratton Elementary School, Arlington, MA Akiba Schechter Day School, Chicago, IL, Jackie Rapp's class.
 
Cool Springs Primary School, King Williams, VA Grayslake Middle School, Grayslake, IL Jenny Esler's class. Grayslake Middle School, Grayslake, IL. Ellen Bergstrom's class.
 
Jackson School, Newton, MA. Lorraine Leo's class Jack P.Nix Elementary School, Cleveland, GA. Ms Smith's class Episcopal Day School, Paris TX.
 
Laurel School, Shaker Heights, OH. Julie Haylor's class. Laurel School, Shaker Heights, OH. Julie Haylor's class. Lolo School, Lolo, MT. Jan Martin's class
 
New Port Middle School, Newport, PA. Ellen Schaeffer's class. Ashely Odlum, New York, NY Chrysalis Charter School, Palo Cedro, CA. Cystal Padilla's 3rd grade class.
 
Parker Middle School, Chemsford, MA. This flag was two-sided. Makde by the 5th grade. Sent in by MarieTada-Gleason Ashland Park/Robbins School, Omaha,NE. Debbie Wolf's class
 

 

Realschule, Sundern,Germany. Reinhard Max'sclass Target RangeSchool, Missoula, MT. Sandi Squillace's class. Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE. Cheri Martinez's class.
     
Port Jervis School, Port Jervis, NY. Megan Wiebolt' class Tower Hill School, Wilmington DE, Cheri Martinez's class
 
Clifton Park Elementary School Killeen TX. Mr. Bibano 5th grade class.   Grayslake Middle School, Grayslake, IL. Abby Sajovic's class Putnam Museum, Davenport IA.
 
Dewitt Schools, Portland, MI. Heather Dolby's class McConnellsburg Elementary School, McConnellsburg, PA. Waves of Wonder Montessorie School, Naples, FL. Jennifer Bartolomero's class
 
A Place to Grow, Arlington,MA. Gabrielle Grasso's class. St Pius X School, Indianapolis, IN. Jeanie Warrick's class. St Pius X School, Indianapolis, IN. Jeanie Warrick's class.
 
Pembrook Pines Montessoir, Pembrook Pines, FL. Maxwell University of Chicago Lab School, Chicago IL. Amy Landry's class McConnellsburg Elementary School, McConnellsburg, PA.  
 
Grantsdale School, Hamilton, MI. .Vonslid Skole, Kolding, Denmark Montessori School, Palm Room
 
Montessori Academy Yellow Room Montessori Academy Burgundy Room Montessori Academy Green Room  
 

 

Grayslake Middle School, Grayslake IL. Jennifer Ersler's class Snoqualmie Ridge Early Learning, Snoqualllmie, WA. Kathy Dunn's class.   Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Savannah GA.
 
Hindt home school family flag Montessori ACademy, Peach room. This flag was selected to remain in Atnarctica and is on the wall in the science building at McMurdo Research Station Grayslake MS, Grayslake, IL. Ellen Bergstrom, teacher..
 
Flag made at the Friends of Richard Bryd Library, PA   Extended Education School, Haidari, Greece. Effie Kyrikakis' class   Victoria Biela's class, West Monroe, NY  
 
   
Victoria Biela's class, West Monrovia, NY