My name is Tim Pratte and I live in Bedford, NH. I love penguins, and they inspired me to build the model of the New England Aquarium. I made this model in about a year. It is a very nice model, not just because it looks cool, but because I made it mostly out of recyclables. For example: boxes, paper, and plastic. I also used a lot of TAPE!!
Over the past year, when I was building this model, I became more and more interested in penguins. I was so interested I even memorized all of their names by their bracelet colors. Example: Pip [my favorite penguin] has his bracelet on the left because he is a male. His bracelet color is pink, so I know him as pink left. I am still studying the penguins, and someday I hope I can work at the New England Aquarium.
This is a picture of the African penguins in my model. The rocks are real, and there are plastic cups supporting them. (Tim's model is so true to life, he even has the "floating" rocks down! Click here to see video of what these rocks look like underwater in the real exhibit!)
This picture the giant ocean tank in my model aquarium. All the coral is from Florida.
Thanks, Tim! So are you curious about Tim's favorite penguin, Pip? Stay tuned, we'll be sharing some more information about him very soon!