Journey North 1998 - An Invitation to Participate

Donald A. Davis donald.davis at
Tue Jan 27 03:49:06 EST 1998

Journey North is an excellent K-12 Internet-based science program that
engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal
change. It is a great way to improve science teaching and student
understanding of interdependent, global ecological systems.

Now in its fifth season, the program begins on February 2nd. One of the
favorite species monitored as it repopulates North America is the
monarch butterfly. Students follow the monarch migration by reports of
first sightings sent into the Journey North headquarters. Maps
illustrating these sightings are posted.

Other species monitored by first sightings reports or by satellite
tracking include bald eagle, ruby-throated hummingbird, common loon,
Baltimore oriole, American Robin, whooping crane, manatee, caribou,
humpback whales, right whales, gray whales.

You are invited to receive Journey North Reports and to share your
"first sightings". However, you must register to receive postings and
report your observations. The program is free, and there are no fees.
The program is fully funded by PBS/Annenburg.

To register, go to: http://www/, and click on
"Register Now".

Your support of this program will assist the 5000 classrooms across
Canada, the United States, and abroad that make use of this outstanding
education opportunity.

Should you wish just to report your first sighting of a monarch
butterfly, I would be pleased to forward your report to Elizabeth
Donnelly at Journey North. Please see the report form at the Journey
North Site for the kinds of information to report(ie. date, name of
observer, place, latitude-longitude if available, condition of the
monarch, activity of the monarch, etc).

Don Davis
Toronto, ON

donald_davis at

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