Guest Speaker Added to Festival Line-up
Attendees at the Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas will learn even more about the endangered species this year! For the first time in the festival’s eighteen year history, the superintendent of Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada
will be one of the featured speakers. Rob Kent
, who oversees the nesting grounds of the cranes, will give a special presentation on Friday evening, February 21, at UTMSI. With aerial discovery in 1954 of the cranes nesting within Wood Buffalo National Park
, advocates of the Whooping Crane were elated. The mystery had been solved as to where the cranes were nesting and that they were already in a protected area. Don’t miss this presentation on the protection and recovery from the nesting grounds in WBNP.