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Mr. President and The First Lady: The DC Eagle Cam Project

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Mr. President and The First Lady: The DC Eagle Cam Project

Teena Ruark Gorrow & Craig A. Koppie, In Cooperation with the American Eagle Foundation

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When newly paired American bald eagles nested in a tulip poplar tree at the United States National Arboretum, the American Eagle Foundation partnered with the Department of Agriculture and the National Arboretum to launch the DC Eagle Cam Project. With 63 million views from 100 countries during 2016, the raptor parents known as Mr. President and The First Lady became an international sensation. Witness their charming family story through nest cam images and rare photographs captured around the nesting territory. See how the parents meet, get an inside view as their eggs hatch, and watch the eaglets’ amazing transformation from hatchlings to fledglings. The chronology of events includes facts about the physical and behavioral characteristics of this once-endangered species. Also get behind-the-scenes information about the DC Eagle Cam Project and learn how you can help. Learn about the American Eagle Foundation, an eagle named Challenger, and the National Arboretum. This family treasure is a must-have for bald eagle enthusiasts, nature lovers, and DC Eagle Cam fans.

Size: 9 1/8″ x 8 1/8″ | 309 color images | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764353604 | Binding: hard cover

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In cooperation with the American Eagle Foundation, Teena Ruark Gorrow and Craig A. Koppie present the celebrated story of the bald eagle family featured on the dceaglecam.org. Gorrow, a professor of teacher education at Salisbury University with more than thirty years of experience as a Maryland educator, lives with her husband on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Koppie, a raptor biologist for over three decades with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office, makes his home near Annapolis with his family. Through their collaboration, Gorrow and Koppie hope to inspire in others an appreciation for wildlife and promote environmental stewardship. Their other Schiffer titles include the 2014 Green Earth Book Award winner Inside a Bald Eagle’s Nest and the recently released Inside an Osprey’s Nest.

“The story of bald eagle nesting pair Mr. President and The First Lady has captured the imagination and touched the hearts of millions of people worldwide. This special book provides unique photographs of this eagle family’s annual nesting activities via two live stream video cameras, which became an international news media and Internet sensation in 2016. Thanks to the American Eagle Foundation, our country’s iconic national bird is back in the forefront!” –Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Host, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown