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October 21, 2003
Day 6

Standing Down Again


Clip: Meet Pilot Brooke Pennypacker.
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It's another day on the ground in Sauk County, Wisconsin.Today's winds are out of the Northwest at 10-15 mph and gusting. The winds are blowing the right direction for migration, but they are unstable, which is too risky for young cranes flying so close to the ultralight plane. Predictions are for winds out of the north at just 5 mph tomorrow. That would mean good flying conditions--and some welcome progress in this off-to-a-slow-start migration!

While we're waiting, we asked Pilot Brooke Pennypacker to greet you. Brooke and all the OM pilots consider you their friends!

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Make your own map using the latest
migration data


Try This! Journaling Question

  • Are you making tally marks on your Comparing Migrations Chart to record today as another no-fly day? When you compare the total number of days it took to reach Florida for the migrations in 2001 and 2002, what's your prediction for the 2003 migration? What did you consider in making your prediction?
  • Wh


do you think Brooke meant when he said that YOU are helping the migration?  

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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