to Migration: October 7, 2005
Chat: Ready for Migration?
With departure just days away, how does Team Leader
Joe Duff feel about flying with a record flock of 20 chicks? “I’m
scared!” he said with a hearty laugh.
the team isn’t worried about the birds’ endurance.
They ARE worried about the birds turning back early in the
flight. Like many youngsters, the chicks are afraid
to leave home the first time. What
will happen? We'll know next week!
the Pilots: Crane Quiz #5
Just one question today:
How many kids in the world can say “My dad flies with the cranes”? To
answer the question, meet the four lead and chase plane pilots for this
Week's Booklet: "Countdown to Migration"
is the target date for departure! The cranes just show up and fly, but
the crew has lots to do! What’s
on their job list right now? And what makes the “sweet
spot” so important to the birds in flight? Find answers in the fourth
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 lesson
links) and a booklet slide-show format to view on the Web:
Try This: Prepare
When the cranes take off next week, start a journal! See our daily maps and
updates. Then use your own words to write
migration headlines and highlights using our print-and-go template
Begins Next Week! What to Expect
When migration begins, 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! The
Friday E-mails list and summarize the brief daily Updates (complete
with latest maps, facts, photos, and journaling questions) that were posted
Web during the
week. Don't miss a day of this wonderful adventure!
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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