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Whooping Cranes - General Information:

Whooping Cranes - General Information:

International Crane Foundation Home Page:

Earthwatch Institute web site which discusses efforts to bring back the whooping crane: 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service whooping crane fact sheet:
Whooping crane fact sheet (HTML):  
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Species Accounts. Source is Endangered and Threatened Species of the Southeastern United States (The Red Book)   
"Cranes: Their Biology, Husbandry, and Conservation," edited by David H. Ellis, George F. Gee (both of USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center)  
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Crane Information:

USGS Patuxent  Research Notes: Importance of Genetic Diversity in Whooping Cranes

North Dakota Endangered and Threatened Species:

The Majestic and Endangered Whooping Crane: An Alberta, CA Perspective:

USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Operation Crane Watch 

Platte River Ecology Study: Whooping Cranes:

Texas Whooping Cranes:

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission:  

North American Crane Working Group:

National Wildlife Federation "Keep the Wild Alive" Conservation Campaign (Whooping Crane is one of 25 highlighted species):
Operation Migration:
Cranes in myth and folklore:  
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, whooping crane description, history, and population:
Whooping crane account; birds of South Dakota:  
The Elegant Whooping Crane:
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP): 
Whooping Crane Conservation Association (WCCA):
Friends of the Bosque NWR:
Monte Vista Crane Festival:  

The Learning Web, a portion of the USGS web dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning:   
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Visitor Center: 
Satellite tracking endangered species, including cranes!:
Kids Corner on endangered and threatened species at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:  
Wildlife fact sheets:  

Fact Sheet on educational materials from the U.S. Geological Survey, 
including posters, teacher packets, CD-ROMS, paper models, and more:

USGS site from which you can link to the butterfly site, an endangered species 
coloring book, USGS Learning Web, Adventures of Echo the Bat, and more:
Frog Fun for Kids:  
Fun with lichens:  
This area of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) provides educators, parents, and students of all ages with access to online resources that emphasize the teaching of biology, biodiversity, and ecology. Included are activities, lesson plans, experiments, projects, resources, and references for classroom and home use:
Children's butterfly site:
Celebrating Wildlflowers coloring book:
Adventures of Echo the Bat:
National Wildlife Federation kid's page: 
Department of the Interior Kids on the web:


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