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May 28th Special Days - Featuring 29+ Whooping Crane Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, May 28, 2023 | 0 comments
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Image: Whooping crane (Federally endangered) pair feed and rest at Patokah River National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana on their migration south, by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region on Flickr

Image: Dancing with Tex: The Remarkable Friendship to Save the Whooping Cranes | Paperback: 48 pages | by Lynn Sanders (Author), Ann Knipp (Editor), Sergio Drumond (Illustrator). Publisher: Difference Makers Media (June 6, 2016)
Dancing with Tex
May 28th is... Whooping Crane Day, Amnesty International Day/Amnesty International Founders Day, International Hamburger Day/National Beef Burger Day, National Brisket Day, World Hunger Day, Menstrual Hygiene Day/MHD/MH Day, International Day of Action for Women's Health, Slugs Return From Capistrano Day, Sierra Club Day, World Blood Cancer Day, World Play Day, Gardeners Practice Patience Day, Woman Trousers Day, Harambe Day, International Hug a Musician Day, Dionne Quintuplets Born (1934), Flag Day (Philippines), Armed Forces Day (Croatia), National Multiple Births Awareness Day (Canada), Telugu Self-Respect Day (India), St. Bernard of Montjoux's Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story | Hardcover: 224 pages | by Kathleen Kaska (Author). Publisher: University Press of Florida (September 16, 2012)Whooping Crane Day
-- Kent Clegg came all the way from Idaho to receive a signed and framed copy of the student-initiated House Joint Memorial 12. HJM12 establishes the first state Whooping Crane Day and honors Mr. Clegg's achievement. Mr. Clegg is the biologist who led endangered whooping cranes behind his ultralight aircraft from his ranch to the Bosque del Apache. For the entire year, Wild Friends has focused on whooping cranes, resulting in the passage of this historic legislation.

Read: The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story, by Kathleen Kaska
-- Millions of people know a little bit about efforts to save the whooping crane, thanks to the movie Fly Away Home and annual news stories about ultralight planes leading migratory flocks. But few realize in the spring of 1941, the population of these magnificent birds—pure white with black wingtips, standing five feet tall with a seven-foot wingspan—had reached an all-time low of fifteen. Written off as a species destined for extinction, the whooping crane has made a slow but unbelievable comeback over the last seven decades.

Image: Bird Watching Notebook: Bird Watching Logbook/Notebook. 6x9 size, 100 pages, With Fields For All Your Info. Whooping Crane Cover | Paperback: 102 pages | by Bird Watching Inspired (Author) Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 10, 2017)Bird Watching Notebook -- Bird watching notebook: Whooping Crane cover. Convenient sized 6" x 9" bird watching notebook. Book has 100 pages and has sections for the following information: Date, Day of Week, Season, Weather Conditions, Wind Direction, and Speed. Type of Bird, Time Spotted, Location, Bird Description, Bird's Movements/Actions, Your Actions, Photos, and Notes. Makes a great gift.

Image: Saving the Whooping Crane (On My Own Science) | Paperback: 48 pages | by Susan E. Goodman (Author), Phyllis V. Saroff (Illustrator). Publisher: First Avenue Editions TM; 1 edition (August 1, 2008)Saving the Whooping Crane -- Whooping cranes once lived all over North America. But by the 1940s, only one tiny flock was left. These beautiful birds were in danger of dying out. Scientists decided to start a second flock of whooping cranes, but they had a serious problem to overcome. Whooping cranes need to migrate. They live up north in summer, then fly south to spend winter in warmer locations. Usually, young cranes follow older cranes when they migrate. How would the scientists teach the new flock where to go?

Birds Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Whooping Crane (21st Century Skills Library: Road to Recovery) | Kindle Edition | by Susan H. Gray (Author). Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing (January 12, 2014)
Whooping Crane
Amazon Freebies:

🐣 Read ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🐣 Free Bird apps

🐣 Free Bird games

🐣 Free Bird book and comic apps

🐣 Free Bird magazine apps

🐣 Listen to Whooping Cranes Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🐣 Watch Birds Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🐣 Listen to Birds Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

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Whooping Crane Crafts:

🐣 Paper Mache Whooping Crane Craft Instructions

🐣 Origami Crane Mobile | Canadian Living

🐣 DIY: how to fold a paper crane - Flow Magazine

Free Printables, Activities, Coloring Pages, and Crafts:

🐣 Whooping crane project at Patuxent National Wildlife health center

🐣 Crane Coloring Pages

🐣 How to Draw a Whooping Crane

🐣 The Whooping Crane - America's tallest bird - SavingCranes.org‎

🐣 Whoopers on the Rise - Project Beak

🐣 Origami: How to Fold a Paper Crane

🐣 Origami Cranes

🐣 Whooping crane bird coloring page

🐣 Whooping Crane Activity Packets

🐣 Whooping Crane Coloring Book

🐣 Whooping Crane Coloring Pages

🐣 Whooping Crane Restoration Publications

🐣 Whooping Crane Comeback! - Journey North

🐣 Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership Activity Guides

🐣 Whooping Crane Reporting Form

🐣 Make Your Own 3-D POP-UP Paper Cranes

🐣 Whooping Crane - US Fish and Wildlife Service

🐣 Whooping Crane - eBird

🐣 A Closer Look at Whooping Cranes - WI DNR - Wisconsin.gov

🐣 Texas Whooper Watch Brochure | PDF

Image: Amnesty International 2021 Wall Calendar Calendar – September 15, 2020 | by Amnesty International (Author). Publisher: Universe Publishing (September 15, 2020)
Amnesty International
Wall Calendar
Amnesty International Day
-- Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article The Forgotten Prisoners in The Observer on May 28, 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Amnesty draws attention to human rights abuses and campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards. It works to mobilize public opinion to put pressure on governments that let abuse take place.

🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏿 Amnesty International Lesson Plans

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