Papa Goose

Papa Goose

One Year, Seven Goslings, and the Flight of My Life

Michael Quetting, Stacey O'Brien


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  • Absolutely adorable firsthand account of living with and raising wild geese from fuzzy little goslings to full grown (yet still adorable) flying troublemakers
  • While other stories of raising geese and teaching them to fly exist (see the move Fly Away Home), this project was carried out for a greater scientific purpose. Quetting taught his geese to fly as research for Icarus, Initiative, a massive worldwide project to study the behavioral and movement traits of animals in the wild.
  • A cellphone app for the Icarus project will launch in the spring, and Michael Quetting will write a weekly blog related to the project.
  • Quetting is in the midst of a tough divorce and his interactions with the geese teach him about living in the moment, acceptance, love, and belonging, and help him evaluate his own emotions about fatherhood.

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