Written by Tom Baird Sunday, 15 January 2012 13:55
The First Sunday at the Refuge Presentation Series offers "Whoop-De-Doo! - Here Come The Cranes!", a presentation especially for families.The event will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 2pm in the Environmental Education Center "Nature' Classroom" at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
Since 2001, Operation Migration has been teaching endangered Whooping Cranes a migration route using ultralight aircraft. The project helps re-establish this species and enables their reintroduction to the wild at places like the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Presenters will be Christine Barnes and Gordon Perkinson, Educators and Crane Handlers.
Both children (ages 8 and up) and adults will enjoy this presentation. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Call the Refuge at 850/925-6121 for reservations.
The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge "Nature's Classroom" is located at 1255 Lighthouse Road. For more information, visit http://www.fws.gov/saintmarks/.
Photo by Mary Katherine Westmark
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