Monday, April 04, 2005

An Evening With The Mother Goose Of The Whooping Cranes

Photo courtesy CBS News

It takes an unusual type of person to help teach a flock of birds to migrate. Flying in ultralight aircraft, that's exactly what Operation Migration pilots are doing by leading rare and endangered birds on their migration from wintry northern climes to warm southern locales. The organization's latest endeavor, working jointly with government agencies and other non-profit organizations, is to teach whooping cranes a migration route from central Wisconsin to the west coast of Florida.

Hope Takes Wing - A Journey To Save A Species is a 56-minute film chronicling the history of the Whooping crane and details their 2003 southward ultralight-guided journey, finishing with the cranes' somewhat different return trip north in the spring of 2004. A Lecture follows the film at 8 p.m. Joe Duff, one of Canada's leading commercial photographers, is Co-Founder of Operation Migration and was a key player in the production of the 1995 movie, "Fly Away Home."

General Electric Aviation Lecture
An Evening with Joe Duff
Wednesday, April 27
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Lockheed Martin IMAX® Theater Gallery
115 National Air and Space Museum, National Mall

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