Educators & Kids

ICF’s Conservation Education Department provides information, instruction and inspiration to engage people in the conservation of cranes and the ecosystems on which they depend, and through the cranes, introduces concepts that apply to other species, and to environmental conservation as a whole. Through education, we are dedicated to uniting people in a common goal of resolving the threats to natural communities that support cranes and other wildlife.

To achieve our mission, the Conservation Education Department’s goals are to disseminate our messages as widely as possible, both on-site and through outreach work, using the latest teaching methods and technologies available. Additionally, we aim to provide the information needed for our audiences to become knowledgeable and to inspire them to affect change through conservation activities.

The Conservation Education Department coordinates all of the on-site and outreach educational activities, including public tours and tours for private organizations and school groups from preschool through University. Our Director of Education, Interpretive Programs Manager, Outreach Coordinator, naturalist educators, international interns and talented volunteers, introduce more than 26,000 on-site visitors, and an additional 19,000 people through our outreach programs, to the International Crane Foundation's work to conserve cranes and their ecosystems.