Craniac Kids Help Whooping Cranes

Operation Migration is very fortunate to have the support of a number of teachers and their students. We would like to recognize two classrooms that recently made contributions in support of our work to safeguard Whooping cranes.

Ms. Timm’s 3rd grade class at Maclay School in Tallahassee has rallied behind OM’s work since 2010. Each year a new cohort of craniac kids is hatched by Ms. Timm and their recent MileMaker 2014 contribution brings the class total to over a thousand dollars! A BIG WHOOP to them for their on-going support!

Ms. Harrison teaches 2nd grade at Chicago Lab School in Chicago and she and her students have been following our work since 2007. Their recent contribution of $626 brings the total of their financial support over the years to more than $7000.00! Last fall we had the pleasure of visiting Ms. Harrison and her students and these kids really know their Whooping cranes.

Please join us in applauding the efforts of these two phenomenal teachers and the students that have had the benefit of learning that everyone CAN do something to help Whooping cranes. Leave a comment at the end of this post for the kids to read!



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  1. cgull April 27, 2014 10:49 am

    Thank you Ms. Timm & Ms. Harrison & all the teachers who are teaching our youth the importance of preserving & protecting wildlife, the environment & of course our fantastic whooping cranes! Someday these children will be the ones in charge of protecting our environment & seeing those bright happy faces with their whooping crane inspired red bandannas gave me hope that together we can all make a difference. I also love their stuffed animal whooping cranes! I want one too! They all definitely give a Whoop! Craniacs Unite!!!

  2. Mindy Finklea April 25, 2014 2:43 pm

    It makes my heart sing when I hear about student efforts that make such a difference for the Whooping Cranes! I am so very proud of these two classes for helping out in giving donations, spreading the word to others, helping to create an understanding of how everyone can do their part to help Whoopers. Thank you teachers! for the time you take to educate these young ones about the plight of Whooping cranes. It is a credit to your fine leadership and you are most assuredly an asset to your school and your community. Students ~ please share everything you learn with other kids and tell your parents and other grown ups how we must all work together for the future of these beautiful birds, and all creatures on our wonderful planet. Many, many thanks from Texas!!!!

  3. Claire Timm April 24, 2014 10:06 pm

    “In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” ~ Baba Dioum
    Teaching the next generation to care has become a mission and a passion….as well as an honor, a privilege and joy! Maclay 3rd Grade loves those wonderful Whooping Cranes and OM!!

    • Mindy Finklea April 25, 2014 2:46 pm

      Good quote…..thank you so much for what you do for the Whoopers and the students!

  4. Andrew Williams April 24, 2014 5:55 pm

    Thank you! You teachers and students make a real difference. There is nothing so wonderful as cooperation!

  5. Ruth Mitchell April 24, 2014 3:49 pm

    Boys and Girls in Ms. Timm’s and Ms Harrison’s classes!! WOW!!! Thank you SO much for helping Operation Migration as they do this valuable work for our wonderful Whooping Cranes! I am so proud of each of you, not only for contributing to this wonderful program but also for learning more about our beautiful endangered Whooping Cranes. Whoop Whoop Hurray!!!!

  6. Pat Kinser April 24, 2014 3:45 pm

    Way to go students and teachers!! One class is sending the cranes off and the other is waiting for them to arrive. It is wonderful that the whole USA can be involved in this OM effort and view it online. Thanks you so much for your support. You are an encouragement to all ages.

  7. Cheryl Nichol April 24, 2014 11:23 am

    Our next generation is helping the next generation of whooping cranes. That is so wonderful! Thank you to Ms. Harrison’s and Ms. Timm’s students who have been learning all about the whoopers so that they can tell everyone about these magnificent white birds. Well done to both teachers, you rock.

  8. Chix Laces April 24, 2014 11:15 am

    A BIG Whoop to all the students and teachers. It is with you that the future of these marvelous birds depends. So glad that you are all learning to be such good stewards of our most precious heritage

  9. Mary W-D April 24, 2014 10:51 am

    I wish I could give a big Whooping Crane hug to each of you craniacs, Thank you for your marvelous support. And my bigger wish is that each one of you will be able to see live Whoopers in the wild, and experience the delight, beauty, and inspiration of these Wow-some birds. You are hope-creators. THANK YOU!

  10. Deanna Uphoff April 24, 2014 8:36 am

    Thank you so much kids and teachers for your contribution to Operation Migration! It is so wonderful that you are learning about the wonderful whooping cranes. Thanks teachers for passing it on to the next generation.

  11. Anna Ely April 24, 2014 7:36 am

    Thank you to Ms. Timm and Ms. Harrison and their students. What an awesome job you have done! Whoop! Whoop!

  12. Warrenwesternpa April 24, 2014 7:17 am

    24 April 2014 Craniac Kids Help Whooping Cranes Heather Ray

    Wonderful, Ms. Timms 3rd Grade Class at Maclay school and Ms. Harrison 2nd Grade Class at Chicago Lab School.

    It is special Teachers and Parents who can promote the very essence of exemplary humanity to our young people. These two classes are prime examples of an outpouring of love and discipline occurring with-in our future generations.

    I applaude and Thank-you, our Young Craniacs and their teachers.

    I loved your picture too! It’s in our computer room with pictures of the 2013 whoopers, if you will remember the cinnamon youth chasing the intruders?

  13. Marje Lloyd April 24, 2014 7:01 am

    thank you so much ms timm and ms harrisons students for helping the whooping cranes, I personally and all craniacs are so happy that you want to help the whooping crane, I send a great big whoop to all of you

  14. Kate Crook April 24, 2014 6:58 am

    WOW! You have set a wonderful example for other crainiacs to follow. We are so proud of you! Good work!!!!

  15. eugenia April 24, 2014 6:40 am

    Way to go, kids! You are making an awesome difference in the world! Thank you for all your work.