Loading Events

← Back to Events

First Baptist Church

+ Google Map
200 N. Station St.
Port Aransas, Texas 78373

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

February 2020

Guest Speaker: Helen Panter, Wood Buffalo National Park

Friday, February 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
First Baptist Church, 200 N. Station St.
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
+ Google Map

Helen Panter, Public Outreach Officer, Wood Buffalo National Park, Parks Canada Presentation: Whooping Cranes — How Does it Feel to be Born in Wood Buffalo National Park? Bio: Helen Panter is a 13-year veteran at Wood Buffalo National Park in the Northwest Territories in Canada. “I don’t often have the opportunity to fly by airplane or helicopter over Wood Buffalo National Park, but when I do, I feel very privileged to witness the majestic  Whooping Cranes from the air in their…

Find out more »

Guest Speaker: Dr. George Archibald, International Crane Foundation

Friday, February 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
First Baptist Church, 200 N. Station St.
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
+ Google Map

Dr. George Archibald, Co-Founder and Senior Conservationist, International Crane Foundation Presentation: Cranes and Blooms Bio: In 1973, when cranes were in a perilous situation and many were on the brink of extinction, George Archibald, along with fellow graduate student Ron Sauey, established the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin as the world center for the study and preservation of cranes. His dream was to save the world’s cranes and that notion has been his driving force ever since. Dr. Archibald’s visionary…

Find out more »

Guest Speaker: Dave Brandt, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (USGS)

Friday, February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First Baptist Church, 200 N. Station St.
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
+ Google Map

Dave Brandt, Wildlife Biologist, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (USGS), Jamestown, North Dakota Presentation: A Decade of Capture and Tracking of Aransas-Wood Buffalo Whooping Cranes: Some Discoveries to Date Bio: Dave began his career in the early 1990s researching breeding waterfowl ecology in the Northern Great Plains, attaching radio-transmitters to newly hatched ducklings and monitoring them through fledging. In the late 1990s, Dave began working with Sandhill Cranes on the Platte River in Nebraska, capturing and attaching tracking devices to over…

Find out more »

Guest Speaker: Anne Lacy, International Crane Foundation

Saturday, February 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
First Baptist Church, 200 N. Station St.
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
+ Google Map

Anne Lacy, Crane Research Coordinator, International Crane Foundation Presentation: The Trumpet in the Orchestra of Evolution: The Story of the Sandhill Crane in North America Sandhill Cranes are the most numerous of the world’s fifteen crane species. They inhabit many varied places in North America – and Asia! – in both migratory and non-migratory populations. Join us for a talk that will follow this species from tropical forests to arctic tundra, and the places they go in between. Bio: Anne grew…

Find out more »

Guest Speaker: Dr. Liz Smith, International Crane Foundation

Saturday, February 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
First Baptist Church, 200 N. Station St.
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
+ Google Map

Dr. Liz Smith, Director of North America Programs, International Crane Foundation Presentation: A Long and Narrow Flyway: Whooping Cranes and their Trans-Continental Range Challenges Whooping Cranes are the rarest species of crane in the world, declining to only 16 birds in 1941 in North America. One of the first species registered on the Endangered Species List in 1972, their numbers have increased to over 500 in the last naturally wild population. These cranes migrate 2500 miles each spring and fall between…

Find out more »

Guest Speaker: Conservation Center Strategies to Save Whooping Cranes in the Wild

Saturday, February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First Baptist Church, 200 N. Station St.
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
+ Google Map

In this presentation, you will learn about effective whooping crane protection and engagement programs from several conservation organizations, including the Dallas Zoo, San Antonio Zoo, Houston Zoo and the International Crane Foundation.  Presentation: Working (& Whooping!) Together: Conservation Center Strategies to Save Whooping Cranes in the Wild The conservation movement has many parts, each playing an essential role in saving species. Conservation organizations are successfully breeding and rearing Whooping Cranes to be reintroduced into the wild.  We also know that people…

Find out more »
+ Export Events