Landings Bird Cam Kid’s Educational Activities
Teachers, if you haven’t already done so, you can register your class. For those who’ve already registered, please check back often. We’re just getting this started and your feedback will be very important. You should be getting email updates from Maureen Brennan, our educational outreach coordinator.
2/22 Update – we’ve added two new schools to our map of followers, and on the “resources” tab, there’s a new link to K-12 activities from Cornell. Also the “Guess the Owl Hatch date 2016” “Guess the Owl Hatch date 2016” contest is back. Check it out!
2017 Season – Welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Osprey and Egg1!
Now that the Eagle’s nest, that had turned into a Great Horned Owl’s nest, has once again been converted to an Osprey’s nest, we’ve updated the tabs for milestones, and other information. We’ve updated the map of classrooms following the birds, and welcome your comments and questions. Just send an email to: Savannah Eaglecam <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or make a comment on one of our posts on the home page.
We’ll be adding links to various sources of information as we go along. Probably the best source of information about birds in general and Great Horned Owls in particular can be found at Cornell’s website.
Our partner, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world renowned scientific research and education center dedicated to the understanding and preservation of birds and their habitat. Their website is a treasure trove of information, and in particular, their Great Horned Owl Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page is a great place to start learning about these magnificent raptors.
In addition, while not specific to our Great Horned Owls, the following link at Cornell has a wealth of activities centered around using nest cams in K-12 education.
And don’t forget the
For some reason this world map has repeating continents!
On the other hand, if you start in Savannah and head directly east and don’t stop for 21,140 miles, you will find the you have arrived at the very point you departed from! So in that sense, the map of many Savannahs is correct – the world does repeat in the east and west directions.
We’ll occasionally post some data about our visitors. Where they’re from, how they got to our site, and how many of them show up. Notice that in the past couple of days, up to Tuesday the 23rd, the number of viewers has started to climb, with over 4,000 yesterday. With HatchDay upon us, we may see a further increase! Click on one of these images to see an enlarged view.
Looking at the two graphs below, can you find the shape of the lower one in the upper one? The upper graph ends on February 29, 2016, and each dot represents a day. What day do you think the lower graph ends on? Did the average number of pages viewed per day go up in the last week or so?