Friday, May 1, 2015

Kenosha students learn about peregrine falcons

Third graders at Stocker Elementary School in Kenosha learned all about peregrine falcons when our peregrine manager Greg Septon visited their school Friday. Septon taught the students about Wisconsin’s peregrine recovery effort, which We Energies is proud to support.

Peregrine Manager Greg Septon teaches students at 
Stocker Elementary School in Kenosha.
Peregrine falcons were nearly extinct after pesticides used on farm crops decades ago led to eggshell thinning. Today, peregrines are making a comeback with more than two dozen active nest sites in Wisconsin, including six at We Energies power plants.

Students at Stocker Elementary School will be following the nesting activity at Pleasant Prairie Power Plant, which is only a couple miles from the school.

Four eggs laid at this site are
expected to hatch any day. The students will get to visit the power plant to see the chicks receive their wildlife bands in a few weeks.

Educators across the state are encouraged to follow our falcons with their students to teach about the recovery of this state-listed endangered species.

Peregrine falcon cams

Classroom booklet (PDF)

Videos, nesting reports and other peregrine falcon information are available on our website.

Peregrine falcons

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