Countdown to Migration: September 30, 2005
Update Your Training Timeline!
"This may be the only time in history that 20 whooping cranes have flown in formation. It is certainly the first time that 20 have followed an aircraft." Richard van Heuvelen, September 21, 2005
Answer this week’s questions and you’ll not only find out more about the chicks, but also the migration team that leads them. Here’s help: Crane Quiz #4
1. Which team member won’t be traveling with the migration because he’s going to work at Disney World?
2. Which new team member is also a veterinarian?
3. Which of the most submissive birds (505, 511, 519 has turned mean to Mark and Chris lately?
4. On September 20, the pilots tried flying all 20 birds together for the first time. All but four chicks joined in the flight behind Richard’s trike. Besides #524, which three chicks didn’t fly with the flock?
This Week's Booklet: "Life at Camp O.M"
What important lessons are the chicks learning in flight school at Camp O.M.? (O.M. stands for Operation Migration, the folks who lead the cranes south with ultralights.) Do the chicks get report cards? (Yes!) What is a training session like? What adaptations help cranes live in their wetland habitat? Find answers in the fourth 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 (with fun lesson links) 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!
Friday summaries give current newsy tidbits and announce
a downloadable booklet for building background.
See You Next Friday, October7!
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