Thanks to the generous help and participation of several different entities, schoolchildren and other Internet users around the world now can observe in real time, life in the nest of a bald eagle. The nest is located on OG&E property at Sooner Lake, north of Stillwater. OG&E teamed up with the Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville to erect an artificial tower which the eagles have adopted successfully.
The next step was to set up a broadcasting camera, and that’s where Owasso’s Atlas Computers and One Net, the state educational Internet service, stepped in. The software developed, the technical challenges solved, and the servers provided resulted in nearly four million hits this past season.
Along with offering an amazing educational opportunity, the bald eagle nest camera also provides researchers with a unique opportunity to better understand our national symbol. For soaring high to create and sustain this special look into nature, our 2009 Team Builders Award goes to OG&E , Sutton Avian Research Center, Atlas Computers and OneNet.
Accepting the Team Builders Award (L to R): Milos Milenkovic (Atlas Computers),
Dr. Steve Sherrod (Sutton Avian Research Center), Danny Harris (OGE Energy Corp.)
& Kurt Snodgrass (OneNet)
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