No Flight: Wrong-way Winds (+0 Miles)
October 23, 2008: Migration Day 7

When you travel, what makes a good place to stop for the night? Click on the photo for a slide show about setting up the crane-kids' travel pen.

Photo Megan Kennedy, Operation Migration

Operation Migration's Liz Condie sent the news: "The winds would be great if we wanted to go to North Dakota — in a hurry." That's NOT what they want, so they're standing down. Meantime, is ready for the young cranes. The ground crew already traveled ahead and set up the team's second travel pen at the next stopover site. Click on the photo above to see how they did it.

NOTE: The October 21 flight distance was adjusted to be 19 miles; the total journey on the new 2008 route is an estimated 1285 miles.

In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Questions:
  • (a) Why do you think the team has TWO travel pens?
    (b-for-bonus) See the slide show about setting up the travel pen. Find information in the text that helps you calculate the area of the cranes' pen.
  • Record Keeping: On your printout of the migration comparison chart make a tally mark to record another no-fly day. What's the ratio of fly days to no-fly days now?

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).