Wings Over Wascana Nature Festival 2012

Special Guest: Dr. George Archibald

Dr. Archibald is a world's leading authorities on cranes.

He was born July 13, 1946, in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Dr. Archibald received his undergraduate degree in 1968 from Dalhousie University in Halifax and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1977.

In 1973 Ronald Sauey and Dr. Archibald established the International Crane Foundation (ICF)located in Baraboo, Wisconsin. It is the world center for the study and preservation of cranes.

One of the goals for ICF was to establish a "species bank" of captive cranes. Under Dr. Archibald's supervision, ICF has built the world's largest and most complete collection of cranes, and is credited with the first captive breeding of two endangered species, the Hooded Crane and the Siberian Crane.

During his career Dr. Archibald has worked on crane conservation and preservation projects in many countries including Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Russia and Australia.

Dr. Archibald has served as the President of ICF up to 2000. Today he continues full time at the ICF on programs of his choosing.

Dr. Archibald is a member of many 'conservation' organizations and has been the subject of numerous television, radio and newspaper features.

Dr. Archibald is an honorary member of the Russian Ornithological Society and the Chinese Ornithological Society.

Over the past decades, Dr. Archibald has received no less than 20 national and international awards.

Dr. Archibald now lives in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

For a complete biography, click here

Banquet Fundraiser:

Wednesday May 9th, 2012, Shumiatcher Room, Conexus Arts Centre

Reception at 6pm and Dinner at 7pm


For tickets: Call/Text Ramona Clarke at 531-9759 or call Lynn McCaslin at 757-6787


School Day Festival:

When: Friday May 11, 2012 -Wings Over Wascana School Day 9:00am - 3:00pm

Where: North of Wascana Hill, West of Douglas Park Playing Fields Cost: By teacher application to Friends of Wascana Marsh (Free)

What: To learn about nature in the heart of the city


Download festival poster here


Public Day Event:

When: Saturday May 12, 2012 - Wings Over Wascana Festival 9:30am - 4:00pm

Where: North of Wascana Hill, West of Douglas Park Playing Fields Cost: Free all day events for all ages

What: To learn about nature in the heart of the city

The following is a partial list of the many events which will take place:

          • Guided ecotreks
          • Kite making & flying
          • Dissecting owl pellets
          • Building bird houses
          • Live animal presentations
          • Pond dipping
          • Geocaching and more!


Click here for the 2012 Public Events Nature Journal

Click here for the 2012 Public Day Schedule

Click here for the 2012 Festival Site Map

Click here to review past festivals


R. Poulin Snake Presentation
Hoop Dance by Terrence Littletent
Pond Critter Microscope Activity
Dissecting Owl Pellets
E-Technology Presentation
SOEEA Solar Oven


2012 Sponsors:


2012 Festival Co-Hosts: