This episode is sponsored by The International Federation of American Homing Pigeon Fanciers, Inc.
Sydney travels just outside the city to meet Matt Reilly, former President of the International Federation of American Homing Pigeon Fanciers, to learn more about how to train and raise homing pigeons.
Click on Fun Websites that link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project PigeonWatch. In this episode, learn the history of Cher Ami, a famous homing pigeon who saved the lives of soldiers in World War I.
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Other Fun Websites
International Federation of American Homing Pigeon Fanciers
Would you like to know more about raising and racing pigeons? Maybe you would like to start your own pigeon club. It's easy! Contact The International Federation of American Homing Pigeon Fanciers. They help beginners organize clubs to promote pigeon breeding, training, racing and exhibition.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology has created an international research project called PigeonWatch for people of all ages. PigeonWatch combines real "hands-on" science with neighborhood-based education. Download PigeonWatch kits: posters to help you identify pigeon colors, data sheet, quick reference guide, frequently asked questions, and instructions.
Sheppard Softwareoffers educational games and activities for kids of all ages. Birds are warm-blooded creatures that have feathers, wings, and, in most species, hollow bones! Click here to learn more about birds!
Cher Ami and the Lost Battalion
Cher Ami was one of hundreds of homing pigeons used by American forces in France during World War I. A war hero, he saved what remained of the 77th Infantry Division. Read more about the the story of a famous and heroic homing pigeon in World War I.
Fly Cher Ami Fly!
Using a picture-book format, Burleigh tells the true story of the last flight of a U.S. Army Signal Corps carrier pigeon, which took place in France during World War I. Cher Ami was the last hope for the “Lost Battalion” of the 77th Division in the Battle of the Argonne.
Do you have a question about sciece? Ask Janice VanCleve, author of more than forty books on science and science fairs. Visit her site Science for Fun.
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