Calendar of Events for 2013 Central Nebraska Migration Season

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February

Feb. 15–March 31—Wings Over the Platte Art Exhibit and Sale, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island

Feb. 19–May 12—Cranes Taking Flight Exhibition, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney

Feb. 22–23—Photograph Nebraska Symposium featuring “National Geographic” photographer Jodi Cobb, Hastings Museum, Hastings

March

March 1–April 1—Sandhill crane viewing blind tours (reservation required) and daily crane education classes, Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center, Alda

March 1–31—Spirit of the Cranes Art Show featuring Cynthia Duff (closed Sundays), opening reception March 1, 5:30–8:30, Prairie Winds Art Center, Grand Island

March 1–April 15—American white pelican migration, Harlan County Reservoir

March 1–April 6—Rick Rasmussen photography show Platte River Impressions, The Gallery at Crane River, opening reception March 1, 5:30–8:30, 102 W. 3rd St., Grand Island

March 2—Painting demo and book signing with Cynthia Duff, 1–4, Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center, Alda

March 2–April 7—Sandhill crane viewing blind tours (reservation required) and twice daily Crane 101 classes, Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, Gibbon

March 10—Daylight Savings Time begins

March 12—Speaker Event: Premier photographers Bill Frakes and Tom Lynn, Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center, Alda

March 15–17—Sandhill Crane Photo Tour, learn how to capture images from premier photographers/filmmakers Bill Frakes, Laura Heald and Tom Lynn (registration required), Grand Island

March 21–24—Rivers and Wildlife Celebration (registration required), Kearney

March 22–30—White Pelican Homecoming Celebration, Alma and Harlan County Reservoir

March 22–31—Crane Watch Festival, Kearney, Gibbon and Minden (festival events in italics below)

March 22—Liftoff Luncheon, Younes Conference Center, Kearney

March 22—Crane Cake Decorating Contest, Younes Conference Center, Kearney

March 23—Ninth Annual Crane Watchers Breakfast, American Legion, Gibbon

March 23—Crane Behavior Workshop, Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, Gibbon

March 23—Wildlife Experience featuring live animals and hands-on family activities, Holiday Inn, Kearney

March 24—Lions Club Pancake Feed, Kearney County Fairgrounds, Minden

March 24—Crane Cache Dash (geocaching race), Harmon Park Activity Center, Kearney

March 24—Great Migrations:  Platte River Valley Cranes and Historic Trails Tour with Dale Clark, director of Wessel’s Living History Farm, and Jill Liske-Clark, owner of Crane River Backyard Nature Store, Grand Island

March 26—Crane Lego Challenge, Kearney Area Children’s Museum (KidZone), Kearney

March 27—Migration Celebration with Brad Mellema, director of The Crane Nature Trust & Visitor Center, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney

March 30—Crane Carnival, Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, Gibbon

—Information provided by Nebraska Tourism Commission and Prairie Fire

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