KSAT Kids: New penguin cam offers 24/7 look at SeaWorld San Antonio’s penguin exhibit

Student spotlight highlights Vienna Nguyen, 17, who was named KSAT12’s Fiesta medal winner

Rockhopper penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio (SeaWorld San Antonio)

Hello parents, teachers and students!

Well, just as quickly as San Antonio schools received good news regarding the school safety indicator, it was just as quickly taken away.

The Metropolitan Health District raised the indicator to yellow -- meaning the city’s COVID-19 positivity rate has increased back to “moderate” -- above 5%. KSAT reached out to the city’s largest districts yesterday and two of them said they are still pressing forward with a return to the classroom. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.

So since we could all use some good news, KSAT would like to announce the creation of something fun: Penguin Cam!

Viewers can now watch a live view of nearly 250 penguins from four different species at SeaWorld San Antonio. Watch anywhere, anytime on all of KSAT’s platforms.

In this week’s KSAT Kids' student spotlight, we highlight a 17-year-old who was chosen as the KSAT12 Fiesta medal design winner. Vienna Nguyen won despite Fiesta’s cancellation due to COVID-19 and recently received her medal. Way to go!

Looking for a fun, yet educational Halloween activity for the kids? Check out Meteorologist Kaiti Blake’s latest home science lab, this time on how to make oozing pumpkins.

KSAT Kids is also still looking for junior meteorologists. We’d love to see them give the weather forecast. Parents, you can upload videos by clicking here.

And for students seeking additional schooling help, the San Antonio Public Library is offering resources to help with their lessons. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families.

Stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!

-Ben Spicer

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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, October 15:

Student Spotlight

Providence Catholic School senior receives 2020 KSAT Fiesta medal with her winning design

A San Antonio high school senior who was chosen as the 2020 KSAT12 Fiesta medal design winner recently received her Fiesta medal despite Fiesta’s cancellation this year due to COVID-19.

Vienna Nguyen, 17, showing off her 2020 KSAT12 Fiesta medal. (KSAT)

Do you know a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? Nominate a student, teacher or school by emailing ksatkids@ksat.com.

Student activities

Penguin Cam: Chill with the penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio with 24/7 livestream

SeaWorld San Antonio and KSAT are teaming up to bring you what we all need this year - a little happiness. This time, by way of the Penguin Cam.

Penguins from SeaWorld San Antonio hang out on KSAT's 24/7 penguin cam. (KSAT)

KSAT Kids Home Science: How to make oozing pumpkins

Are you looking for something fun to do at home that has a little bit of science behind it? Well, check out how to make “oozing pumpkins”, a great Halloween demonstration.

KSAT Kids Home Science: How to make oozing pumpkins

San Antonio Botanical Garden hosting Halloween events for families, adults throughout October

Several autumn and Halloween events are on the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s schedule this weekend — a perfect combination with the upcoming cold front.

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About the Author:

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.