Saturday, May 17, 2008

Help migrating birds : an online game at NY Audobon webSite

The website NY audobon hosts this cool, thrilling and edu-taining (education + entertainment) game of Migration. BTW , Audubon New York was established in 1996, to support National Audubon Society activities in New York State. Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

The game helps to teach ( as well as to keep ) children how these winged migrants cross various states/countries/continentals. Good thing it does not need you to download anything on your machine. You would need a PC/Laptop/mobile device which has a browser with adobe flash player and an Internet connection.


When you visit Mission:Migration Game from your browser, it will open a small window with floating feather with label "<start>" as you can see on your left hand side. Then a dialogue about the game that states that 'a flock of birds needs to complete its seasonal migration and you have been selected to assist it...etc..etc.'.

audubon_mission_migration_game_1 After clicking on <continue>, you can choose your bird from four different bird species : Robin, Common Yellowthroat, red tale hawk and great egret. Each bird's information along with its speed, agility and stamina has been portrayed with its picture. Choose your bird and hit <continue>.

Next screen helps you to know that you can use up,down,left and right keys to guide your flock. You have to dodge hurdles like storms and planes. Speed up your flock by catching the jet streams.

Keep an eye on a meter with three colors : red-yellow-green. This is to reduce or to increase the seed. To flap wings click mouse or press "F" key.

Well, you are ready to help your birds to migrate. have a fun !!!

Audubon New York is dedicated to the protection of birds, other wildlife and their habitats through advocacy and education, serving as the state program of the National Audubon Society. Through a state Board of Directors and Council, 30 chapters, 50,000 members, a Nature Center network and sanctuary system, Audubon New York is providing conservation leadership based on sound science.

Audubon New York is dedicated to:

  • the protection of birds, other wildlife and their habitats

  • providing conservation leadership based on sound science

  • finding solutions to environmental challenges in order to enhance the enjoyment of nature and improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers

Enjoy !!!

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