Archive for the ‘Educational Outreach’ Category

Claremont Elementary names One Baby Falcon

Katherine Castrillo’s class at Claremont Elementary School was all smiles and cheers this week after one of the four baby falcons was named Rio, the kids’ choice for this year’s naming contest. More than 1,500 people picked the winning names from 10 entries.

The project team will also visit Concord Road Elementary School in Ardsley and Washington Irving Intermediate School in Tarrytown, whose classes submitted the other winning names: Talon-ted, Cardi Beak and Speedy.

Following an award ceremony, nearly 400 students were eager to learn about the new bridge’s technology, environmental precautions, oyster relocation and falcon nest. And the Tappan Zee Bridge got their attention: they all wanted to see part of the old bridge blown up in the river. Your description may vary.

That’s for another blog post.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Winning Names picked in 2019 Falcon Contest

Congratulations to the winning classes at Claremont Elementary School in Ossining, Concord Road Elementary School in Ardsley and Washington Irving Intermediate School in Tarrytown. More than More than 1,500 people picked their submissions — Talon-ted, Cardi Beak, Rio and Speedy — from 10 entries in the 2019 Falcon Naming Contest.

They’ll receive awards next week from the outreach team. Congratulations to the students whose names were selected!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Baby Falcons need Names: Cast your Votes

This seems like trick photography: an image of one falcon parent staring back at visitors who tagged the new brood that awaits names.

You have until end of the day June 7 to choose from: Bill Nye, Bolt, Cardi Beak, Flash, Fluffy, Rio, Speedy, Star Falcon, Talon-ted and Westpoint. Vote now to give these fast-growing chicks names!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Naming Contest for Falcon Chicks ends Soon

Mama falcon tended to her little ones this morning as they awaited their new names. Can’t wait to see what names local elementary and middle school students picked for the four birds.

The contest ends tomorrow!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Fourth Falcon Egg opens; Eyases need Names

Mom and dad falcons yesterday awaiting the birth/hatching of their little ones. They didn’t have to wait long: by the afternoon, three of the four eyases arrived.

This morning at a little before 9:25 a.m., the lone egg sat and waited . . .

until suddenly its shell cracked, and the little one joined its siblings:

Four eyases, the first hatched in the nest atop the new bridge, need names.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

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