KATHRYN MOERDYK IS BRINGING THE WILDLIFE INTO HER CLASSROOM
A pair of bald eagles joined the Alcoa Davenport community in Iowa in 2009. They built their 7-foot nest on our 400-acre facility in a tree near the Mississippi River. In the spring of 2010 they fledged a pair of eaglets and later that year we installed our firstEaglecam. Employees and the community helped name the eagle pair Liberty and Justice. In April 2011, an online poll named the single eaglet they fledged that year “Freedom”. In 2012, they fledged three eaglets that were named Faith, Hope and Spirit by online voting.
Ms. Moerdyk's class checks in on the Eagles ever so often to see how they are doing. Students love seeing a living animal in it natural habitat and enjoy seeing an animal that is living in another state. It is amazing how you can bring real life happenings from just about anywhere in the world, right into your room with computers.
If you would like to see the EagleCam click here!