Photo by Tim Mayo
4th Annual Greater Yellowstone Crane Festival, Monday, September 13 – Saturday, September 18
Rob Cavallaro, Idaho Fish & Game’s Upper Snake Regional Habitat Manager and Wildlife Biologist, will present an overview of crane ecology with a focus on our region. Rob has been an integral member of the Greater Yellowstone Sandhill Crane Initiative.
Friday, September 17, 5-7pm: Crane Art Show opening reception.
The public is invited to join us for the Crane Festival Art Show and Opening Reception. We will be serving food and drinks outside on the Driggs City Center Plaza and you will be able to enjoy the always beautiful artwork in the Teton Arts Gallery in the Driggs City Center foyer.
ARTISTS: You can still participate in the Crane Festival Art Show. Drop off is this Monday, September 13th at the Driggs City Center from 11am – 3pm. Contact Teton Arts with questions or to become a member here.
Saturday, September 18, 1:30-3pm: Poetry Workshop with Matt Daly and Laurie Kutchins, sign up here
Join poets Matt Daly and Laurie Kutchins for a creative experience of writing original poems focused on cranes. In this 90-minute workshop, they will help beginners and experienced poets alike to generate descriptive and reflective writing about their experiences with and impressions of cranes. Participants will then use their reflections to craft and share poems. The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 18 from 1:30pm – 3pm for ages 14 and over. You will have the opportunity to read your poetry on the stage that day in the Crane Festival program which will start at 3:30pm. Suggested donation of $10 per participant.
Greater Yellowstone Crane Festival Community Celebration
Saturday, September 18 • 11am to 5pm
Driggs City Center Plaza
A fun day for the whole family! Activities will include a nature-themed arts & crafts tent, educational booths about Greater Yellowstone ecology and wildlife, entertainment, poetry readings, crane-inspired dances, and artisans. Food and drinks will be available!
On the Stage – LIVE music by local musicians:
June Apple 11am -1pm
Jackpine 1pm – 3pm
Crane Fest program begins at 3:30pm
Includes poetry readings by Laurie Kutchins and Matt Daly along with dance performances by Idaho Falls School of Ballet, Summit School of the Arts, and “Ballet Folklorico-Hispanic Heritage” presented by Hispanic Resource Center.
Congratulations to this year’s Crane Festival Poster Contest winner Rose Linville