Schedule

2017 Schedule

Please note:

Family-friendly activities and live animal shows in the Wild Discovery Room on Saturday are free and open to the public.

Space is limited in the crane viewing river blinds at Rowe Sanctuary both Friday and Saturday during the Crane Festival. Make your trip reservations early!

Registration forms must be completed online or postmarked by February 29 to receive early registration prices. Schedule activities are subject to change until online registration begins.

Speakers (TBA)

Thursday, March 16

6:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pre-Festival Full-Day Birding Trip

4:00 p.m.

Prairie Grouse Viewing (returning 3:00 P.M. Friday)

5:30–9:00 p.m.

Evening Crane Viewing Blind Trip
Friday, March 17

5:30–9:00 a.m.

Morning Crane Viewing Blind Trip

6:45 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Harlan County Reservoir/Rainwater Basin Full-Day Birding Trip

7:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Rainwater Basin Half-Day Birding Trip

3:30–8:30 p.m.

Workshop: Sandhill Crane Behavior and Viewing Blind Trip with Keanna Leonard, Rowe Sanctuary

5:30–9:00 p.m.

Evening Crane Viewing Blind Trip

5:45-9:00 p.m.

Outdoor Crane Viewing at Fort Kearny

7:00–8:00 p.m.

Friday Night Celebration Event (see tab above for details)
Saturday, March 18

5:30–9:00 a.m.

Morning Crane Viewing Blind Trip

Breakfast 8:30–9:30 a.m.

Speaker (TBA)

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Wild Experience Room
Concurrent sessions: (morning)

All speakers TBA

9:30–10:20 a.m.

9:30–10:20 a.m.

10:30–11:20 a.m.

10:30–11:20 a.m.

11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

Lunch 12:30-2:00 p.m.

 

 

2:00-5:00 p.m.

Concurrent sessions: (afternoon)

2:10–3:00 p.m.

2:10–3:00 p.m.

3:00–3:50 p.m.

3:00–3:50 p.m.

4:00-5:00 p.m.

 

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Banquet 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social (registration booth)

 

Cash Bar

Banquet (served 7:00-8:00) Speaker (8:00-9:00)

 

Sunday, March 19

5:30–9:00 a.m.

Morning Crane Viewing Blind Trip

7:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Rainwater Basin Half-Day Birding Trip
Breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m. Breakfast (served 8:30-9:30) – Marian Langan (9:30-10:30) Executive Director, Audubon Nebraska.

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