"My 9 year old daughter and I have been following the Whooping Crane reintroduction through the wonderful Journey North website, and the OM field journals, for many months with homeschooling. I used to be an intern, many years ago, at the International Crane Foundation, so I have been passionate about cranes for a long time." Abby Studnicka
Video Clip: Nadia demonstrates folding origami cranes at the 2008 Necedah Crane Fest >>
Earlier Stories and Photos
Folding Paper Cranes/Fundraising. More photos >>
Press Coverage. A local journalist wrote our story to help us get the word out. >>
Illinois Audubon Society. After seeing the article in the Chillicothe Independent, the Illinois Audubon Society congratulated us on our efforts and invited us to sell our cranes at their annual meeting in spring 2007.
Sisters Win Conservationist of the Year Award. The girls raised $2,500 for the cranes! Their efforts earned them an award, and their story inspired others to donate money, too. See their Earth Day display.