Travel with JGI - The Great Sandhill Crane Migration
Why The Cranes?
In her 2009 book Hope for Animals and Their World, Dr. Jane Goodall looks at species that have been brought back from the brink of extinction, including Nebraska’s famous sandhill cranes.
Today, Dr. Goodall continues to travel an average of 300 days each year breaking only to visit family, recharge her batteries in Gombe National Park, and to witness the annual migration of the sandhill cranes in Kearney, Nebraska. She has made her trip to Kearney an annual tradition.
Join the Jane Goodall Institute along the banks of the Platte River in Nebraska to view the great migration of the sandhill cranes, one of Dr. Goodall’s most cherished pastimes.
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
Legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen, a Nebraska native, has traveled throughout the natural world for over 40 years observing and photographing the Earth’s last great wild places. Mangelsen is a critically acclaimed photographer, artist, and conservationist whose photographic adventures have captured rare moments and vast panoramas on all seven continents. His award-winning limited edition art work has been exhibited in major museums and collected by hundreds of thousands around the world through his Mangelsen-Images of Nature galleries.
Wildlife Cameraman & Research Videographer
Bill Wallauer offers a unique and fascinating view of life among wild chimpanzees. For 15 years, Bill spent just about every day following the wild chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, capturing the intimate details of their daily life. He has commented that, during those years, he spent more time with chimpanzees than with humans.
Bill became part of the life at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Gombe Stream Research Center in 1989 while on assignment for the U.S. Peace Corps in southern Tanzania. After completing his Peace Corps work in 1991, the Oregon native was drawn back to Tanzania to help study the Gombe chimpanzees. After he successfully captured a wild chimpanzee birth on videotape, Dr. Goodall asked Bill to follow the chimps and record their daily activities and behavior—which he did for the next 15 years.
Author and Naturalist
Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind about bird migration; Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent’s Natural Soul; and his newest book, Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding. Scott writes for such publications as Audubon, Nature Conservancy and National Wildlife. He lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of hawks, owls and hummingbirds.
Photo of Jane Goodall © Gant by Morten Bjarnhof.
Photo of Thomas Mangelsen © Victoria Blumberg.