Friday, April 7, 2017

Teachers: Win a falcon-naming field trip for your class!

Attention teachers: Your class could win a field trip to a peregrine falcon banding and name the chicks! We’re looking for classes in grades 3-6 to enter a poster contest.

This spring, peregrine falcon chicks are expected to hatch at four of our power plants (fingers crossed). When the chicks are about three weeks old, they’ll be given wildlife bands. Your class could win a unique opportunity to see this endangered species up close, and our foundation will help fund your trip! 

Winning classes also will get:
  • A classroom visit from our peregrine manager prior to the banding field trip
  • $250 reimbursement from the We Energies Foundation for field trip transportation expenses 
How to enter: Create a poster about peregrine falcons and send us a picture of the finished product. Classes will find plenty of falcon facts at: Points will be given for creativity, and to those who highlight We Energies falcon recovery efforts! We may share your creations on our social media channels. And the best of the best will win a falcon field trip. 

Students from Carollton Elementary School went to the
falcon banding at our Oak Creek Power Plant last May.
  • Email a picture of your students’ poster to:
  • No larger than 10 MB
  • Deadline: April 27 
  • Include:
    • Teacher’s name
    • Teacher’s phone number
    • Teacher’s email address
    • School mailing address
    • Grade level
    • Class size
  • Open to grades 3-6
  • Class size no more than 30 students
  • One entry per classroom
  • Banding dates aren't set until eggs hatch
  • There’s no guarantee eggs will hatch
  • Banding dates are not flexible
  • Bandings typically take one hour 
  • Bandings generally are scheduled between 9-11 a.m.
  • Committee will evaluate entries and choose winners
  • Winning classes will be featured on social media 
  • Winning classes also may appear on local media
    • Teachers are responsible for media waivers
  • Winners will be announced May 1
  • School visits will be scheduled the week of May 15 
  • Banding field trips will be scheduled at the end of May/early June 
  • Schools must be willing to travel to one of these power plants: 
    • Valley Power Plant, Milwaukee
    • Oak Creek Power Plant, Oak Creek
    • Pleasant Prairie Power Plant, Pleasant Prairie
    • Port Washington Generating Station, Port Washington

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