Father Goose

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 12/7/2008 1:00:00 PM

In the Discovery Lab this week we discussed Bill Lishman’s experiment of leading Canada Geese on a migration to Virginia. Lishman, known as Father Goose, and his daughter raised the geese and used an ultralight aircraft to show them the migration route. After the experiment was a success, Operation Migration decided to use this technique with the endangered whooping cranes. The movie, Fly Away Home, is based on the story of Father Goose. YouTube has several videoclips related to Father Goose and the movie Fly Away Home. YouTube is blocked on our school network, but you may be interested in watching the online videos at home. Father Goose Music Video featuring clips from the movie Fly Away Home