Hey! Your Kid Gets To Name A Baby Eagle!

Andrew Goff / Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 2:36 p.m. / Nature

With North Coast Eaglemania cresting, a savvy call has been put out to local K-8 classrooms: What should we name the second baby eagle? 

Are your youngin’ up to the task? Well then! The press release below will inform you how to correctly bug your kids’ teacher(s) into devoting class time to this: 

Thanks to the generosity of private local landowners, thousands of worldwide viewers watched on live‐streaming camera as our own Humboldt Bay Bald Eagles revealed their two newly hatched chicks within hours of each other on April 24, 2013. The Bald Eagle pair, affectionately referred to as “Mr. and Mrs. HB Eagle”, have successfully raised eaglets for the past eight years from their nest perched 95‐feet up in a Douglas‐fir on private property. For the first time in their history, this breeding season is being observed from a bird’s‐eye‐view as they engage in the daily activities of nest‐building, feeding, and eaglet‐rearing. The live‐streaming eaglecam provides a new chapter for students, scientists, and the interested public in understanding the life of the Bald Eagles.

The Landowners, whose commitment to wildlife education inspired the successful plans for the Humboldt Bay Eaglecam, invite local school children, K‐8, to enjoy the eaglecam with their teachers by participating in the eaglecam chat room, and asks for their help in naming the second eaglet. The first chick is affectionately named “Kyle” in tribute to the late and beloved nephew of the Landowner.

Each classroom may submit one suggestion for the name of the eaglet and must be accompanied by a one‐paragraph student essay explaining the importance of the name. All submissions should be made at the Facebook group Humboldt Bay Eagles by posting the essay and identifying the school and classroom teacher names between now and May 25 th , 2013. The winning classroom and name for the second eaglet will be announced June 1st, 2013. The link to Humboldt Bay Eagles on Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/groups/HumboldtBayEagles. Questions regarding the contest should be addressed to: hbename@suddenlink.net.

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