December 5, 2006: Migration Day 62
"Today the birds were at their magical best," said lead pilot
Brooke. They skipped
over a stop, knocked
Pike County, Georgia!
Team leader Joe
Duff says tomorrow looks like headwinds and
a no-fly day, but
good for flying. This year seems to follow the pattern of a
swifter second half for the migration. Go Cranes!
Journal Question: Today's stopover site is 25
miles south of metro Atlanta and one of the nation's busiest air
traffic centers. What risks can you think of for the birds and
ultralights? What can help keep them safe in such busy air space?
Black's students in
Canada wrote 1282 kms. flown, with 694 kms.
left to fly. What will they write today?
Math: The birds
have flown on 62 days. See table
of miles flown.
(a) What is the longest distance flown
in a day?
The shortest distance? What is the difference?
is the average distance covered per day of this migration
Keeping: Have you updated your Migration
Chart? See the chart to answer: What has
been the longest time flown in the six years of
history? What has been the greatest distance?
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP). Copyright
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