Flock to the IMAX to meet the first man to fly with birds
Tenn. (October 3, 2006) – A man in an ultra-light
aircraft leading a flock of geese. The silhouette in the
sky is familiar to most – especially if you saw the
hit movie “Fly Away Home.” The man, Bill Lishman,
became the first human to fly with birds. This artist-turned-biologist
led a small flock of Canadian geese from Ontario to Virginia.
The unassisted return migration of these geese the following
spring garnered world-wide attention.
cranes were so near extinction hope for their survival was nearly
lost. Like many birds, whooping cranes learn their migration
route by following their parents. Guiding the cranes in flight,
Lishman became the endangered birds’ parent.
the man who spearheaded the reintroduction of the world's most
endangered cranes and see the IMAX 3D film he stars in, “The
Last Buffalo,” on Sunday, Oct. 15, 6 – 8:30
p.m. Cost is $20 with proceeds donated to Operation
Migration. Call 267-3474 to register for an “Evening with
Bill Lishman, Conservationist, Artist and Actor” at the
IMAX 3D Theater.
message is inspirational,” said Betty Miles, Aquarium
events coordinator. “The movie is breathtaking. And the
man and his mission are unforgettable.”
“The Last Buffalo” Lishman stars as a brilliant
sculptor who creates a life-sized buffalo from molten iron.
The film depicts the fragility of earth’s wildlife and
the need for protected wilderness.
the film will be a reception in the IMAX lobby with desserts
by 212 Market Restaurant.
Tennessee Aquarium inspires wonder and appreciation for the
natural world. Admission is $17.95 per adult and $9.50 per child,
ages 3-12. Each ticket purchased helps support Aquarium conservation
programs. The IMAX® 3D Theater is next door to the Aquarium.
Ticket prices are $7.95 per adult and $5.50 per child. Aquarium/IMAX
combo tickets are $22.95 for adults and $13.50 for children.
Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.tnaqua.org or
by phone at 1-800-262-0695. The Aquarium, located on the banks
of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, is a non-profit organization.
Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Aquarium
and IMAX are accessible to people with disabilities. Members
enjoy unlimited visits and other benefits. Call 267-FISH to