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Speaker Series: Magical Time on Nebraska's "Crane River"


This event has gone hybrid! Join us for free in-person at the Council Bluffs Public Library or online through Zoom. Details are below - see you soon!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

14 +


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Each year a world-class spectacle graces the heartland of Central Nebraska. Over 500,000 lesser sandhill cranes spend four to six weeks along the Platte River during their spring migration. Join Ron Cisar as he explores the biology and ecology of this ancient bird that has been a part of our Midwestern fauna for thousands of years.

This program will be held in Meeting Room B at the Council Bluffs Public Library, located at 400 Willow Avenue in Council Bluffs, Iowa. This event is free, pre-registration is required to attend as space is limited. This program is part of our adult education programming, we ask that participants be age 14 & over please.

We will also stream this program through Zoom for those who are unable to attend in-person. Please click here to register in advance.


The 2021 Speaker Series is a programming series, held in partnership with the Council Bluffs Public Library, designed for teens & adults to provide them with an opportunity to learn from and interact with various authorities in the fields of conservation & environmental science.

Programs are free & will last approximately 1 hour. Free will donations are gratefully accepted and will support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

Pottawattamie Conservation has received a grant award of $ 1,350.00 from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in support of a project called “Speakers Series 2020 - 2021”. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283. 

2021 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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