Sara Zimorski - Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas
Sara Zimorski studied biology at the University of Virginia and was first introduced to cranes, and whooping cranes in particular, when I she accepted an internship at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI. Working at ICF was an incredible experience, and her internship turned into a full time aviculturist position just as the Eastern Migratory Whooping Crane Reintroduction Project was beginning. In the spring, she ran the breeding program for ICF’s captive cranes, mainly focused on whooping cranes, and in the fall and winter I she tracked migrating whooping cranes south and spent the winter in Florida caring for and monitoring newly released birds. After spending twelve years at ICF, she accepted a position as a wildlife biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to lead the new Louisiana whooping crane reintroduction project.
TOPIC: “Louisiana Whooping Crane Project” - Sara will enlighten the audience about the first three years of introducing the Whooping Cranes to Louisiana – how it happened – what’s working — and not! – and where the project is headed.
SESSION: Friday, February 21 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The University of Texas Marine Science Institute