In honor of Earth Day, the California Academy of Sciences proudly presents a special lecture:

Cranes of the World

with Dr. George Archibald
Director and co-founder of the International Crane Foundation

Saturday April 22 7:00 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO (April 5, 2000) — Considered the world's leading expert on cranes, Dr. Archibald is known to most people as the man who amazingly bred "Tex," the female whooping crane, by performing a courtship dance with the crane. In 1972, he discovered unknown nesting grounds for the red-crowned crane in Hokkaido, Japan and secured the conservation of their breeding habitat with the direct support from Japan's Royal Family. He is also the mastermind behind an extensive international program to save the highly endangered Siberian crane.

Dr. George Archibald was one of the two Co-founders and is currently one of the Trustees of the International Crane Foundation (ICF), headquartered in Baraboo, Wisconsin. One of Dr. Archibald's most treasured goals is to use cranes as a vehicle for cooperation between politically polarized nations.

Tickets to the lecture are free for members of the Academy of Sciences; $5 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased at the door. However, advance registration is recommended as lectures often sell out. To reserve tickets, call (415) 750-7128.