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Birds and Brews @ Huntsville Botanical Gardens
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an entertaining evening and raise a glass to our avian community! We’ll enjoy brews (or wine), Domino’s pizza and live music by The PMB. Test your birding knowledge with a game of trivia and learn a few new facts about the birds and native plants that call Alabama home.

Plus, don’t miss an opportunity to get your picture taken with Hope, our 7-foot-tall Whooping Crane mascot!

Ticket price for adults (must be over 21): Garden Member: $20 | Non-member: $30

Ticket price includes pizza, two beers and a chance to win door prizes. Click here to register.

Wings Over Wilcox Birding and Nature Festival @ Wings Over Wilcox
Jan 17 – Jan 19 all-day

Join us for the annual Wings Over Wilcox Birding and Nature Festival in Wilcox, Arizona, January 17-19, 2020. Click here to learn more and to view the festival schedule.

Return of the Cranes @ McCloud Nature Park
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join our Whooping Crane Outreach staff for this presentation on the conservation history of the Whooping Crane. Learn about the Whooping Crane’s unique biology and ecology, and how the International Crane Foundation has contributed to conservation efforts for the rarest crane species in the world. Indiana is a special place for this incredible species!

Recommended for adults and high school students. Free to attend, no advance registration needed.

Conservation Connection @ Turkey Run State Park - Turkey Run Inn
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at this annual Eagles in Flight Weekend at Turkey Run State Park, Friday, Jan. 24, for a presentation by our staff on our Whooping Crane conservation efforts in Indiana! A cash bar will be available during the evening presentations. Click here to learn more.

Origami Crane Chain Crafting @ Eagle Creek Ornithology Center
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

All ages are invited to the Eagle Creek Ornithology Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, to learn how to make an origami crane chain that you may take home! Learn more about the center.

Hoppy Crane Beer Release Party @ Metazoa Brewing Co.
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Indiana Craniacs ~ Join us at Metazoa Brewing Co. on Saturday, Jan. 25, for the release of their new beer “Hoppy Crane,” a wheat heavy IPA! A percentage of proceeds from the sale of the new beer will support our work to protect Whooping Cranes in Indiana.

Say aah – Hope gets a checkup @ Mesker Park Zoo
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Yes, even our Whooping Crane mascot Hope goes to the doctor! Hope will get a checkup at the Mesker Park Zoo’s Teddy Bear Clinic on Sunday, Jan. 26. The clinic is free with zoo admission. Registration is not required.

Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area Field Trip @ Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area Visitor Center at 9 a.m. and join in a caravan to see the birds that live in Goose Pond this time of year, including our overwintering cranes.  This field trip is co-lead by Lee Sterrenburg of the Friends of Goose Pond and Sassafras Audubon Society members.

Whooping Crane Presentation @ Lake Village Memorial Township Library
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Despite their rarity, Whooping Cranes have been seen in Newton County, Indiana, during their spring and fall migration! Learn about the endangered Whooping Crane and the cranes of the world in this fascinating presentation by our outreach staff. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Sands and the Newton County Public Library.

Dance Like a Crane @ Evansville Museum
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come ready to get moving! Learn how cranes dance and strengthen their pair bonds with their lifelong mate. This program is part of the Evansville Museum’s Star Crossed Lovers event.