Just For Kids

August 18, 1998

The Albatross Project

The legendary albatross, often seen swooping down on ocean liners and gliding over beaches, is now the subject of a fascinating Web study. The Albatross Project allows you to take flight with these big birds via satellite and join them in searches for food and fun. Take a flight of fancy to http://www.wfu.edu/ albatross. Once here, you can do science in real time, tracking the animals along the Pacific Ocean on maps. Meet your fellow kid scientists from around the world, who are making exciting discoveries of their own. The site has fascinating photos and descriptions too. If bird is the word, the Albatross Project is the coolest winged site on the Web.

Make a Run for the Border

If you think pyramids exist only in Egypt, then grab your boots and head south of the border. Inspiring photographs of ancient ruins, tropical jungles and pristine lakes await you in Thresholds at http://www.thresholds.net. You can almost hear the exotic sounds of the jungle's parrots and monkeys as you click through the rivers and roads of backwoods Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. Be sure not to miss the author's hair-raising tale that ,, will take you through a long series of glittering cascades coursing over miles of verdant valleys in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountains. Take in the scenery and enjoy the adventure!

Be a 4Kids Detective

When you know the answers to these questions, go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/

Which bird family does the albatross belong to?

Pub Date: 8/18/98

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