Sternberg Museum Sponsors Field Trip To Nebraska

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Sternberg Museum will sponsor a guided field trip to Kearney, Nebraska on Saturday, March 20 to view migrating sandhill cranes and waterfowl. Participants will meet at the Sternberg Museum at 10:00 a.m.

The first stop will be at Funk Lagoon Waterfowl Production Area for a chance to view migrating waterfowl.  From there, the expedition will proceed to Fort Kearny State Historic Park and will cruise the back roads in search of feasting sandhill cranes.

Late afternoon and evening will be spent at Fort Kearny Recreation Area. From a walking bridge that crosses the Platte River attendees will be able to witness one of nature’s most spectacular events, the flight of sandhill cranes to their nightly roosting sites along the river.  Departure for Hays will begin at nightfall.

Anyone attending should please pack enough food for two picnic meals (lunch and dinner) and enough drinks and snacks for the day.  Please dress accordingly.  The average high is 51°F with a low of 26°F.  Participants do not have to stay the entire day; they may leave at any point during the field trip.  The field trip is open to all persons and families interested in attending.  The trip is free to museum members.  Non-member fee is $10/adult (age 12 and over), children 11 and under are free. To register contact Brian Bartels at (785) 628-5502 or bcbartels@fhsu.edu.

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