Eagles4Kids – live streaming eagle nest camera
The National Eagle Center is proud to unveil the Eagles4Kids live streaming eagle nest web cam. The stream can be viewed by visiting Eagles4Kids.com
Mike Lawrence, a third-fourth grade teacher at Blair-Ettrick Elementary School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, and Heath Sershen, National Eagle Center Technology Manager, managed the project’s camera installation which involved forming partnerships with several agencies including CenturtyLink and Riverland Energy Cooperative.
The installation process video is available on our YouTube station, YouTube.com/nationaleaglecenter
“The project is intended to engage third and fourth graders with American Bald Eagles and their ecosystems and as a catalyst for learning web communication skills,” said Sershen. “Fortunately (for us) the students wanted to allow the stream to be publicly accessible.”
The students involved in this project designed the website and are responsible for its maintenance and up-keep.
Regular updates on the birds in the nest, during nesting season, will be posted to both the NationalEagleCenter.org and Eagles4.kids.com website.
We expect the Eagles to return to their nest in late January to middle February. The nest is located in western Wisconsin.
Please visit Eagles4kids.com for more information.
More from Heath Sershen
Creeks in Fillmore County are in good shape today and were largely unaffected by last night’s thunderstorms. The wildflowers are still poking up on the bluff sides and the bottoms are beginning to green up. A cold front is forecast to move through will certainly affect angle-ability of trout.
"I find myself increasingly more in tune with the Trout creeks that I frequent. I have learned which creeks will be productive in February and which will not. I have learned which of those productive creeks will warrant the most competition from other anglers and which will be less competitive. I have learned how to best read the water, match the hatch, and present the fly to lethargic but hungry trout."
I had the pleasure of leading seven Winona State University students on a backcountry hike and fly fishing adventure on the upper South Fork Root River in Fillmore County, Minn. The recent snowfall made snowshoeing our mode of transportation as we embarked on a three mile hike through the road less section of river from Million Dollar Bridge to Deer Road Bridge. Each student bore a fly rod and basic instructions on how to catch trout.
The ice is starting to break up.
Feb 7, 2013, South Branch Root River below Lanesboro, MN