Migration Day 38
to Washington County, KY
Progress! The cranes and planes took flight
at 7:28 a.m., only to run into headwinds aloft. It was a bit of an
aerial rodeo to get the youngsters to follow the trikes, but eventually
they all got in line. The flight was very slow flight because of 14
mph headwinds; it took 1 hour, 37 minutes to fly
the 42.1 miles
landing site in Washington County, KY. Despite the trouble getting going
and the tiring battle against the winds, all 19 birds flew. Way to go,
our map or make your own with this migration data.
map to enlarge.)
a Migration Journal
this audio clip, Joe
tells you 4 signs of a tired bird. List the signs in
your journal. How can the pilot help a tired bird? Tell what
you think is the hardest part about the pilot's job
when flying with the whooper chicks.
Migration Math: At what speed did the
birds fly today? (Look for facts in the text above to help
you calculate.) What would their speed have been without
the headwind blowing against them? How many miles has the
migration come so far?
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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