Students keep an eye on eaglets
Wednesday, May 11 2011 @ 02:46 AM EDT
Contributed by: terrytvgal
By Kristine Salzmann - South Delta Leader
Published: May 04, 2011 1:00 PM
Updated: May 04, 2011 2:11 PM
A view of Tsawwassen eaglets from the Delta 2 camera. David Hancock Wildlife Foundation photo
The birth of two baby eagles has become a learning opportunity for a Tsawwassen classroom. In Judy Davis' backyard near the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, two live stream web cameras are installed in a tree with their lenses focused on a Bald Eagle nest.
The Beach Grove Elementary teacher is using this as a chance to teach her Grade 2/3 students about the birds, habitat protection, and technology.
Through the Hancock Wildlife Foundation's web site, hancockwildlife.org, the young students have followed the "Delta 2" eagle cam as it captured the Bald Eagle lay two eggs which hatched on April 11 and 12.
"I think it's a really powerful tool because it's live, and they get to actually watch rather than seeing pictures and reading," Davis said.
"And I find it's a really great thing for some of the children who are maybe struggling with reading—they don't have to struggle because they can sit and listen and learn."