Tuesday, 7 December 2010

New cam: Eagles4Kids.com project


WildEarth is proud to host this very special Bald Eagle camera on its site.

Eagles4kids.com was created by third and fourth graders from Blair-Taylor Elementary School in Wisconsin, USA.

Mike Lawrence, their teacher, had watched a nest with his students for several years in California and decided to put a camera above an eagle's nest in the local area. This project was funded through a STEM grant from the State of Wisconsin. The grant money needed to be used for science, technology, engineering or mathematics curriculum, or multiple curriculums.

The students have created the name and design of the webpage, made brochures and business cards to promote the project, and will be creating newsletters with the latest news on the nest. The students will also be responsible for maintaining the webpage and responding to all inquires. Be sure to check out their web site!

The live view of the Bald Eagle's nest through eagles4kids.com is located in Western Wisconsin on private land. The nest is about 17 miles from the Mississippi River and close to the Black River. The nest was built five years ago in a cottonwood tree along a trout stream. Eaglets have been raised in the nest for each of the last five years. The nest has an approximate diameter of 5 feet and is about 4 feet deep. The camera is installed 4 feet above the nest.

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