A little bit of ‘Widsom’ right here in Project Discovery!

Posted by Allyson Greene at 11/8/2011 11:00:00 AM

Career Week in Project Discovery! Mr. Bret Wolfe with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, visited Barrett’s 5th graders to discuss his work with the Laysan Albatross birds on the Midway Atoll Wildlife Refuge. Students learned about the habitat, life cycle, and environment these special birds live in on the refuge. In particular, a special bird named Widsom lives on the refuge and is the oldest living Albatross! She has had over 35 chicks and keeps coming back to Midway each season. Students were very interested to learn about these birds and how US Fish and Wildlife Service works with various organizations to keep Midway a place for the Albatross to survive. Students were very concerned when Mr. Wolfe discussed how these birds keep picking up ocean liter to eat and/or to feed their chicks. Below are some pictures from yesterday’s presentation. Also are links which are very resourceful in learning about the Laysan Albatross and the Midway Atoll Wildlife Refuge. Links:http://peteatmidway.blogspot.com/ http://www.friendsofmidway.org/ http://www.friendsofmidway.org/pdf/LaysanAlbatross_Facts.pdf/ Videos:http://youtube.com/watch?v=EwUq1S1lJ7Q&feature=related (Albatross Dance)http://youtube.com/watch?v=EwUq1S1lJ7Q&feature=related (Learning to Fly) Our pictures: Mr. Wolfe A very interested group of students…. An albatross chick Baby albatross! Problem...liter Problem…liter! Looking at mother and child Looking at mother and child…. Discussion Discussion