Dr. Felipe Chavez and Carrie Salyers give students scoop on whooping cranes

Dr. Felipe Chavez and Carrie Salyers give students scoop on whooping cranes
Students from Aransas Pass, Ingleside and Corpus Christi attended the Science & Spanish Club Network’s annual leadership conference. Photo by Richard Gonzales

On Feb. 21, Dr. Felipe Chevez, (with the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory and Science Adviser to Friends of the Wild Whoopers) and Carrie Salyers (with the Louisiana Wildlife Department), enlightened students from Ingleside and Aransas Pass about the endangered whooping cranes. The presentation was organized by the Science and Spanish Club Network, Inc. as part of its whooping crane Habitat Unification Project.

The students were presented with an array of information regarding whooping cranes and their habitat. From the past, to the present, and a look forward as to what the future might hold for this endangered species.

To learn more about what these future stewards learned at the 11th Gulf of Mexico Youth Leadership in Stewardship Conference, click the link: Local students get whoop scoop. Richard Gonzales of The Aransas Pass Progress is the author.

FOTWW is happy and hopeful that presentations such as these will inspire future generations to become good stewards who will ensure that there will always be whooping cranes and enough healthy habitat in North America to sustain them. How quiet and bare the skies would be without the whooping cranes gracing them.


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population of wild whooping cranes and their habitat. *****
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