Resource: Follow Whooping Crane Migration
Summary: This website chronicles real-life efforts to use light planes to teach endangered Whooping Cranes to migrate. The fall migration just started, and sign-ups are going on right now for kids to keep track of the progress online.
Description: When you get to the site watch the slow-motion video of a Whooping Crane training flight. Then, just follow the welcome message outline to learn all about:
*Year Seven - Find out about the 7th year of this project that teaches Whooping Cranes how to migrate using ultralite planes.
*Where Are They Now? - Learn where the cranes are now on their migratory journey. Print out or make your own maps to track migration.
*News Summaries - Sign up to get free news summaries about the cranes by email.
*BEFORE Migration - Download printable booklets (designed for kids) that teach about every aspect of this project while encouraging and reinforcing reading, writing, math, and science skills.
This is just chock-full of fascinating learning opportunities that kids are sure to enjoy - whether you follow the suggested lesson plans or engage in an interest-led exploration of the website.
Want more information about how people use planes to train endangered birds to migrate? Visit Operation Migration at:http://www.operationmigration.org/