Penguins visit WTOP ahead of Travel and Adventure Show (PHOTOS)

WTOP\'s John Aaron tested the scuba lessons that the show offers. While it took a little getting used to, he says scuba diving doesn\'t need to be intimidating. (Courtesy of John Aaron)

WASHINGTON – Pete the penguin stopped by WTOP Friday afternoon, creating a frenzy in the newsroom.

(To see photos of the penguin’s visit, click on the photo gallery to the right)

Pete had fun in the studios while Hillary Howard and Shawn Anderson broadcast live on air. He seemed right at home.

His handlers spoke about this weekend’s 9th annual Travel and Adventure Show, which offers visitors a chance to learn to scuba dive, cast a line in fly fishing and sample food at the Culinary Stage.

WTOP’s John Aaron tested the scuba lessons that the show offers. While it took a little getting used to, he says scuba diving doesn’t need to be intimidating.

The show will be at the Washington Convention Center on March 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WTOP’s John Aaron visited with two penguins ahead of the Travel and Adventure Show at the Washington Convention Center March 9 through 10:

Pete the penguin acted as a penguin ambassador, making a stop in the Glass- Enclosed Nerve Center that WTOP’s Bob Madigan captured on camera:

WTOP’s John Aaron contributed to this story. Follow @JohnAaronWTOP and @WTOP on Twitter.


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