Launched, Turned Back (+0 Miles)
October 11, 2010: Migration Day 2
takeoff? Yes! More migration progress? No. The air
got bumpy as they got airborne
to Sauk County and stopover #2, and
the young birds kept breaking away from their ultralight aircraft
leader. Today's lead pilot (Joe) landed the birds and tried to
but #2-10 dropped out and refused to fly. The team
didn't want to risk more dropouts, so they gave
up for today. Tracker Bev
Paulan fround #2 and boxed him up for
the trip to the pen. Everybirdy is safely in the travel pen in
south Juneau County. Tomorrow they'll try
you signed up for Operation Migration's Mile-a-Thon challenge? "So
far, we've walked/run 160 miles in our race with the whoopers," reports
Ms. Brunet from Mobile Jr. Academy in Alabama. "We need
a good head start!"
(Make paper cranes like theirs.)
the Classroom: Journal or Discussion
bird do you think the team is most concerned
about so far? Why? (b-for-bonus) What
problems might have come up if the pilot
had taken off again? Tell about a time when
YOU tried something, had poor results, and
then decided it would be better to wait
and try again later. Was it a good decision
for you? Explain.
and Charting: See the
data link (at the left) to begin mapping
the migration on your own classroom map.
Chart the distance and
begin to fill in the daily
data chart, using a tally mark to
show one fly-day and one no-fly day.
It takes about 23 days of good flying
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).