Weather Makes Them Wait (+O Miles)
November 29, 2010: Migration Day 51

Click photo for a video and viewing guide!

You'll see a big leap on the map if you didn't see updates during the holiday weekend (see list of reports). Strong south winds and possible rain prevent a flight for the second day in Hardin County, Tennessee, but we are excited and hopeful about being at the final stop in Tennessee. Here's a glimpse at what's coming: From camp Liz reminds us, "This pen site is down in a little valley and the valley is surrounded by trees. In past years it has been a challenge to coax the birds down the valley and then up over the treeline. Due to rotation of the lead pilot position, this task has by chance fallen to Richard every year for three years. Two migrations ago, it took multiple attempts on multiple days to get the job done." Read the story here. Will Richard get his chance tomorrow? Come back to find out! For today, enjoy the video clip (click on image above) from arrival day at this stopover site. Fun!

In the Classroom: Journal or Discussion

(a) How many miles of the 1,285-mile migration have been flown since Nov. 23? TIP: Click on "News" on the navigation bar at the top or the bottom of this page for a quick list. Have you updated your journal pages including the miles-flown chart? Have you colored all the states through which the migration has now passed?

(b-for-bonus) Choose one of the questions at this viewing guide for Operation Migration's video clip: Splish, Splash! A Crane in the Bath.

Invitation: Did you vote today in the Pepsi Refresh Project? Your vote helps Operation Migration!

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