Globe-trotting George Archibald of the International Crane Foundation to speak
KEYNOTE: International Crane Foundation’s GEORGE ARCHIBALD!
Silent Auction, Appetizers, Mingling, FOSZB Update by Sparky, World Premiere of another “Clinton’s Critters”
Sunday, January 27, 2019 (2-4:30 pm) at the Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley, MN
[***Note that this is a bye week for the NFL Playoffs…The Sunday between the Championships and Super Bowl]
- EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS $30 UNTIL DEC 31, 2018
- REGISTRATION IS $35 per person (Kids 17 $ under FREE) BETWEEN JAN 1 AND JAN 26, 2019
- AT-THE-DOOR TICKETS ARE $40 PER PERSON
Join us and other bog buddies for a night of stories, food, and fun!
Sunday, January 27, 2019 (2-4:30 pm)
Springbrook Nature Center, Fridley, MN
2:00-4:30pm Springbrook Nature Center, Fridley, MN
Once again, we’ll have a silent auction with tons of fun bird-related items (INCLUDING TINY CANVASSES OF ORIGINAL BIRD ART), appetizers, Sax-Zim Bog merchandise, great conversation, a FOSZB update from Executive Director Sparky, and even a World Premiere of another “Clinton’s Critters” video.
Come early to hike/snowshoe/ski the nature center’s many trails!
Also check out the new building and interactive exhibits.
2pm—Appetizers, mingle, silent auction including TINY BIRD ART auction
2:30pm—Sparky updates everyone on Friends of Sax-Zim Bog projects & enjoy a World Premiere of a new Clinton’s Critters video
3:00-3:45 pm—INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION’S GEORGE ARCHIBALD.
3:45-4:00 pm—Silent Auction wraps up
4-4:30 pm—Mingling, Appetizers, silent auction.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info…or Call Sparky at 218.341.3350 with questions.
This is a Fundraiser for 501c3 non-profit Friends of Sax-Zim Bog to continue to purchase land in the Sax-Zim Bog and preserve it for future generations of birds and birders
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GEORGE ARCHIBALD BIO
A Lifelong Dedication to Cranes
The future of many crane species was once as fragile as the delicate and graceful birds themselves. George Archibald’s visionary leadership in international conservation efforts over the past 40 years has given flight to crane conservation worldwide. In 1973, when cranes were in a perilous situation and many were on the brink of extinction, Archibald, along with Cornell University colleague, Ronald Sauey, Ph.D., established the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in Baraboo, Wisconsin as the world center for the study and preservation of cranes. Today, ICF has over 50 employees and supports conservation projects in 45 countries. Archibald is a true conservation ambassador who uses his unique brand of crane diplomacy to work in sensitive places. He leverages the charisma of cranes to unite people from diverse cultures and countries to work together to preserve the landscapes necessary for the survival of both cranes and people.
Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada, Archibald received his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1968, and completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1977. In recognition of his many accomplishments, Archibald has received four honorary doctorates and many awards including the Gold Medal from the World Wildlife Fund, a Fellows Award from the MacArthur Foundation, The Wildlife Conservation Medal from the Zoological Society of San Diego, the Lilly Medal presented by the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Douglas H. Pimlott Award from Nature Canada. In 2013, Archibald was awarded the Order of Canada on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, and received the inaugural Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership from the National Audubon Society. He and his wife, Kyoko, live in the Baraboo countryside where they enjoy gardening and aviculture.