Red, White & Black Attire for "Whoop It Up" New Year's

Sunday, December 28, 2014 9:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

 The 6th Annual Early Bird "Whoop It Up" New Year's will be on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass. The event is open to the public who is asked to arrive dressed in red, white and black attire

The event celebrates the birth date of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge established on December 31, 1937 and pays tribute to the wintering endangered Whooping Crane. Dr. Felipe Chavez, director, Conservation Programs at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory will provide a “State of the Whooper” presentation. He will also make an announcement of a planned student and public involvement in a new Whoop Count event in 2015.


There will be a prize given to the “best red, white and black plumage” judged by the attending public. The event is sponsored by the Science & Spanish Club Network, Inc.


If you go:

11:15 AM-11:30 AM Public flock arrives

11:30 AM    Introduction of SSCN, Inc., and Aransas NWR officials

11:40 AM- 11:55 AM "Crane Crown" presentation on "State of the Whooping Crane"

11:58 AM-12:00 PM   Crane Countdown to Early Bird New Year's (Bring your own bubbles)

  “Whoop It Up” Flash Flock Dance

12:02 PM  Cutting of the Aransas NWR birthday cake and punch serving

12:10 PM  Judging of “Best Plumage” and encore presentations on the Whooping Crane

12:30 PM  Flock is disbursed into the New Year's Eve

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