Start a Journal for
the questions that will appear in the booklets and upcoming
reports. Start with these “big” questions and
add thoughts as the migration unfolds:
1. Why is the word “bold” used to describe this project?
2. What are the risks, and to whom?
Connections: Young cranes must be taught where to migrate,
but not how to fly. They are genetically programmed to fly; they
do it by instinct. What things do YOU do by instinct? What things
did you need to be taught?
the History: In 1954 the long-sought Whooping Crane nesting grounds
were discovered, quite by accident, along the northern edge of
Canada's vast Wood Buffalo National park. The discovery was key
to saving this endangered species, and to the establishment of
the new Eastern flock through ultralight-led migraitons. Read
the story in Journey North's slide show: The
Big Egg Hunt: Saving Whooping Cranes