Countdown to Migration: September 23, 2005
Update Your Training Timeline!
Two of the group of 14 wouldn't leave the runway on Saturday, so they aren't in the photo. It's further proof that each chick has a unique personality. Read about them here: Crane Quiz #3
While you're on the biography pages, find the answers to these questions:
(Strategy tip: Remember that the birds are numbered in hatching order from oldest to youngest.)
1. What is the age range between the oldest chick and the youngest chick? (Age range: How many days apart did they hatch?)
2. Which of the oldest chicks is a good flyer, but is such a picky eater that she has to wash off anything she eats?
3. Which older chick is the biggest bird, a good flyer, and dominant personality--but sometimes leads other birds away in training sessions?
4. Which of the youngest birds is one of the current top three dominant birds and has a slightly crooked bill?
This Week's Booklet: "Off to Flight School: Finding Their Wings"
Build background about the chicks' arrival in Wisconsin and the start of flight school with this week's booklet. How do the chicks begin training with the trike (ultralight plane)? Why are they shipped from their birthplace at a captive breeding center in Maryland all the way to Wisconsin? What are two reasons why they must be delivered to Wisconsin before they learn to fly? What happens in flight school? Find answers in the third kids' booklet in our series of six. The booklets come in .pdf format, ready to print, fold, and enjoy. You'll also find links to the Teacher Guide and a booklet slide-show format to view on the Web:
Countdown to Migration: Posted Every Friday
E-mail Summaries are posted to registered participants on FRIDAYS: Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25. . .or until this year's newest Eastern whooping crane chicks reach their winter home in Florida!
Each Friday, a brief e-mail notice gives current newsy tidbits and announces
a downloadable booklet for building background.
See You Next Friday, September 30!
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