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Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center
9325 South Alda Road
Wood River, NE 68883
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center Opens Online Registration for Guided Sandhill Crane Tours
January 11, 2011
The Nebraska Nature and Visitor Center (NNVC) is pleased to offer online registration for 2011 sandhill crane viewing tours to the public. Each tour includes a 15-minute presentation before trained guides lead participants to observation sites along the Platte River to watch the cranes depart the river in the morning or return to river roosts in the evening. Guided tours begin the afternoon of Friday, March 4 and end Wednesday, April 6.
Two different types of viewing experiences are available, including a guided footbridge evening tour for $10.00 per person and an enclosed viewing blind tours for $25.00/person. (Tax is charged for tours.) The tours typically require a 10-minute walk, sometimes over rough terrain, to reach viewing sites. Each tour lasts about two hours and children under the age of twelve are not allowed.
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To register, start with the nature center's home page: http://nebraskanature.org. Look for the link at the top of the page labeled "Plan Your Visit." This takes you to an information page describing our tours. Clicking either "Buy Now" button links you to the registration page, where visitors can select their tour, see which dates are available for that tour, choose the desired date and pay by Visa or Mastercard. Tours can be cancelled with at least 72 hours notice and rebooked online if desired.
The Nature Center offers discounts for groups of ten or more. The Center offers programs and speakers throughout the migration season. Contact the Center for details and availability.
Center Director Brad Mellema says "We had visitors from over forty countries and all fifty states last year. The experience of seeing the sandhill cranes never gets old. This is an event that all Nebraskans can be very proud of."
Those who prefer registration by phone can call the center at (308) 382-1820. Mellema encourages making early reservations, as tours will book early, especially with online registration now available.
Located on the I-80 Alda exit 305, the Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center exists to provide a place where people of all ages can connect to nature along the Platte River. Go to www.nebraskanature.org http://www.nebraskanature.org for more information.