Whooping Crane Conservation Teacher’s Workshop

The Tennessee Valley Audubon Society and the International Crane Foundation will host an educational workshop on how to use the Whooping Crane trunks! This event is FREE for members of TVAS, HBG, and the Tennessee Valley Environmental Educators. Non-members pay entrance to the botanical garden plus a $5.00 fee.

Many Whooping Cranes – one of the most critically endangered species in North America – are now calling north Alabama their winter home, with Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge as their main draw.

Given this, it is imperative that we actively work together to educate our children and others about these special birds, and instill a pride in the knowledge that they now call Alabama their home sweet home!

DATE / TIME: Sunday, January 8, 2:30-4:30 PM LOCATION: Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Nichols Arbor room

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: RSVP on this Facebook event. Please RSVP before January 5th.

The workshop will include: a crash course on Whooping Crane conservation, followed by a tour of the crane trunk items; how an educator can borrow a trunk; available online resources; and a demo of an activity from the manual using the props in the trunk. Theresa Adams, Supervisory Park Ranger at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, will also give a talk on the animals that call Wheeler NWR home.

ICF is providing food and every teacher will receive a *FREE* I Give a Whoop t-shirt! Two Professional Development hours with certificate for educators.

Please share this with educators you know!