No Go: Test Trike Tried (+0 Miles)
November 11, 2011: Migration Day 34

The young cranes are released for exercise on a no-fly day.

Image: Operation Migration

It looked good for a flight until a test trike met with too much headwind. They are stuck in Livingston County, IL for the 7th day. But they are not grounded! Today the birds are out for exercise. What might the birds above be thinking at the moment this photo was taken?

In the Classroom: Journal or Discussion

(a) Migration Math: What is the average distance flown per flight-day? (Fill in miles from News page.)
Date Miles Flown
Oct. 9  
Oct. 22  
Oct. 27  
Oct. 28  
Oct. 29  
Oct. 31  
Nov. 4  
# Days Flown: # Miles Flown:

How many miles of the approximately 1,250-mile journey remain? If they had perfect flying conditions every day, and if they flew the average number of miles per day that you calculated above, how many days would it take to finish the journey south? What would be the date? What factors would change this to make a sooner arrival?

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