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ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Cranes


Whooping crane and sandhill cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit: George Lee

September 21 , 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Free

Pre-registration is required by 12 p.m. CDT Monday, September 20th, and space is limited.

Registration is now closed. Check out other upcoming events here.

While this is a free event, please support our work and our partners at the International Crane Foundation if you are able by making a tax-deductible donation at alaudubon.org/give and savingcranes.org/support.

Do you give a WHOOP? Educators from the International Crane Foundation will teach you the basics about whooping cranes and sandhill cranes. These incredible bird species find a winter home in northern Alabama in and around Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the unique conservation history of these species, how to tell them apart from similar species, and what you can do to help cranes feel at home in Alabama.

Where and when do we meet? This online course meets on Tuesday, September 21st, from 6–7 p.m. CDT. It will be an hour-long online course with time at the end for questions.

Registration: To register, click on the button above. If you don’t yet have a username and password, simply click the “X” on the pop up and fill out the basic form. If you do have a login, please use it as this helps us tremendously on our end! You should receive an automated email upon registering.

Please note, you will receive a separate email with the Zoom webinar instructions before the class (once registration closes). You’ll need the link or webinar ID and password from this email to join the meeting. In the event the link does not work for you, you may need to go to the Zoom website and manually enter the webinar ID and password. Please double check your email and make sure it’s a valid email address prior to completing your registration. We’ve had several kick-backs when sending the Zoom meeting instructions out to registrants, and you won’t be able to join the webinar without this information. Thanks!

Questions? Email the Programs Assistant.

The International Crane Foundation works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend by providing knowledge, leadership, and inspiration to engage people in resolving threats to cranes and their diverse landscapes. From their nearly 300-acre headquarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin, their reach extends across the globe—maintaining a regional base in China and sharing program offices with partner organizations in Cambodia, India, South Africa, Texas, Vietnam, and Zambia. Find out more by visiting their website (and attending this class, of course!).

FAQ’s:

I did not receive the email with the Zoom meeting instructions. Please double-check the email address you enter when registering for the online event as that is where the instructions will be sent (once registration closes). You may need to add us to your email provider’s safe sender list in the event it goes to spam. Also, please contact us by the morning of the event so that we have time to address your issue as generally you should have received the email right after registration closes.

The link doesn’t appear to be working. You may need to go to the Zoom website (https://zoom.us) and manually enter the webinar ID and password. Also, wait until just a couple of minutes before the meeting is supposed to begin to try to enter the meeting. It will not work if you try to join the meeting half an hour before it’s scheduled to begin, for instance. You can also check to make sure your computer meets the system requirements by clicking here.

Will this be recorded, and will I have access to view it later? Yes, this course will be recorded and made available on our Vimeo page.

Is there a waiting list? We do not have waiting lists for our online events at this time.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Through more than seventy-five years of conservation work in one of our nation’s most ecologically rich states, Alabama Audubon has seen firsthand how diversity strengthens natural communities. We believe that the same principle applies to human communities, which is why our organization is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all Alabamians to learn about and enjoy wild birds, their habitats, and the natural world. One of the best ways to support that belief is by valuing and actively seeking to strengthen diversity among our staff, our board, and our membership. To that end, Alabama Audubon welcomes the whole of our community to our work, and strives to make our programs, classes, and events open and accessible to all.