Community Education Projects
International Crane Foundation – $3,200
Whooping Crane Community Outreach and Engagement in Indiana
This grant will be used to fund International Crane Foundation’s Indiana project. It is part of a comprehensive, multi-year initiative working with public and private partners to develop and implement targeted environmental education and outreach. The purpose is to inspire citizens to promote the protection of Whooping Cranes in their communities. It will address threats to Whooping Cranes in the communities having the greatest stake in their future
Indiana Raptor Center – $2,000
RaptorMed Software for Rehabilitation Tracking and Reporting
This grant will be used to purchase software with the goals of better resource management, real-time tracking of bird patient information, including weight, feeding and medication usage, and generation of data. This will assist Indiana Raptor Center in fulfilling its reporting obligations, and tracking trends in injury/disease occurrence to compare with other raptor rehabilitation centers.
Indiana Audubon Society – $1,000
Indiana Audubon Hummingbird Migration Celebration
This grant will be used for the Indiana Audubon Hummingbird Migration Celebration, a festival for the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Participants will be provided an opportunity to learn about these amazing little birds, how to attract them, and how to keep them coming back year after year. Activities include hummingbird banding demonstrations, guided nature walks, a native plant sale, programs about birds and other pollinators. Focus during the celebration will center on the research efforts being conducted in central Indiana on nesting and migrating Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.