"We teamed up with Madison Audubon Society and Osa Conservation, which receives funding from the [Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin], in search of a way to connect young students to these birds," Lindsay Mayer of the NRF, and one of the individuals heading up the project, told The Dodo. "So the three organizations tossed some ideas around for a campaign and I kept coming back to the idea of migration as a travel adventure. Sending postcards seemed the perfect fit for that theme of travel!"
The project aimed to help connect these students to the birds, and wildlife in general, in a more personal way, rather than just rattling off facts about them. "I chose to have my class participate in the Wings to Wisconsin postcard activity because I wanted to expose my students to the beauty of birds," teacher Cathie Zlevor of Winkler Elementary School said in a press release, "and to help them learn to live in ways that help birds and all wildlife."
To wood thrush, from Casey: