International Crane Foundation

 

Events

Jul
30
Mon
Adventure Pass to International Crane Foundation @ International Crane Foundation
Jul 30 – Oct 31 all-day

We are delighted to be partnering with the Baraboo Public Library this summer to create an Adventure Pass program, to offer surrounding communities an opportunity to learn more about the services provided by the library and visit the world’s 15 species of cranes for FREE.

The Adventure Pass program allows patrons of the South Central Library System to check out a pass through the Baraboo Public Library and receive free admission to our headquarters. The Adventure Pass program is available from July 30 through Oct. 31, 2018. Ten passes are available, and library patrons may check out an Adventure Pass for one week. The pass allows admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children, ages 6 through 17.

Learn more about the Adventure Pass program.

The Adventure Pass program is supported in part by a grant from the Sauk County UW-Extension, Arts and Culture Committee and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.


 

Aug
19
Sun
Keeper Talks @ International Crane Foundation
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to learn about the behind-the-scenes work we do to care for our cranes? Stop by our headquarters on the first and third Sunday from June through September at 1:00 p.m. for a presentation by our aviculture staff. Click here to plan your visit.

Aug
22
Wed
Learn about cranes at the Central Wisconsin State Fair @ Central Wisconsin State Fair Grounds
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit our exhibit at the Central Wisconsin State Fair August 22, 2018, for fun activities for kids of all ages. Click here to learn more about the fair.

Aug
30
Thu
Yampa Valley Crane Festival @ Bud Werner Memorial Library
Aug 30 – Sep 2 all-day

The 7th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival will take place August 30 to September 2, 2018, in Steamboat Springs and Hayden Colorado. Festival events include expert speakers – including International Crane Foundation Crane Research Coordinator Anne Lacy – daily crane viewings, workshops, and guided bird and nature walks. Click here to learn more and to view the festival schedule.

Sep
2
Sun
Keeper Talks @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to learn about the behind-the-scenes work we do to care for our cranes? Stop by our headquarters on the first and third Sunday from June through September at 1:00 p.m. for a presentation by our aviculture staff. Click here to plan your visit.

Sep
15
Sat
Greater Yellowstone Crane Festival @ Driggs City Center
Sep 15 all-day

Celebrate the migration of Sandhill Cranes through Teton Valley at this inaugural festival! Afternoon events at the Driggs City Center will begin at 12 noon and include arts and crafts, entertainment, poetry contest and readings, and traditional crane dances. Our Co-founder George Archibald is the keynote speaker for the festival.

Cranes and Culture Art Series @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The International Crane Foundation is hosting a new Cranes and Culture Art Series throughout the 2018 visitor season.

Each month local artists will present a complimentary workshop to showcase their work – everything from photography to painting and dance. Participants will learn the cultural relevance of the art and how it relates to cranes and wetland conservation. After each artist presentation, participants can meet the artists, ask questions and most importantly, make their own art with the artists!

The Cranes and Culture Art Series will highlight the work of eight gifted artists in the community:

•  April 21 Woodworker Brian Wilbrandt of Cazenovia and Fiber Artist Sharon Nicholas of Dodgeville, Wis.

•  May 5 – Photographer Stan Tekiela of Minneapolis, Minn.

•  June 16 – Illustrator Kim Russell of Spring Green, Wis.

•  July 8 – Ho-Chunk Experience – Wasira Native Dance Show of Baraboo, Wis.

•  Aug. 11 – Painter Janet Flynn of Reedsburg, Wis.

•  Sept. 15 – Graphic Designer Amie Van Susteren of Lone Rock, Wis.

•  Oct. 6 – Painter Ellen McGaughey of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

This project is funded in part, by Jodi K. Kingdon and Henry S. Kingdon, M.D., Ph.D. and a grant from the Sauk County UW Extension, Arts & Culture Committee and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Sep
16
Sun
Keeper Talks @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to learn about the behind-the-scenes work we do to care for our cranes? Stop by our headquarters on the first and third Sunday from June through September at 1:00 p.m. for a presentation by our aviculture staff. Click here to plan your visit.

Sep
22
Sat
Member Appreciation Day @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Your membership makes a difference for cranes worldwide, and we want to thank you for your support. Please join us for an event with behind-the-scenes tours, special programs and lectures – dedicated to you!

This year’s Member Appreciation Day includes an exclusive event for early birds. Limited space is available for members only to enjoy our first-ever Member Morning.

Participants will have an opportunity to witness the sights and sounds of the prairie and wooded areas from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the International Crane Foundation.

Crane Research Coordinator Anne Lacy will lead a guided tour on our trails, giving participants an opportunity to learn about native prairie plants, and hopefully catch sight of resident and migrant birds as well. Birders will enjoy Henslow’s Sparrow, Field Sparrow, and other declining grassland species. Prairie enthusiasts will revel in an abundance of asters, goldenrod and lush native grasses.

Act now! Sign up today for this exclusive early morning bird watching hike on our prairie trails, as space is limited. The registration fee is $25 and is non-refundable. The hike will be held rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. Bring your own binoculars!

To register by phone, please call 608-356-9462 ext. 807.

Oct
6
Sat
Cranes and Culture Art Series @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The International Crane Foundation is hosting a new Cranes and Culture Art Series throughout the 2018 visitor season.

Each month local artists will present a complimentary workshop to showcase their work – everything from photography to painting and dance. Participants will learn the cultural relevance of the art and how it relates to cranes and wetland conservation. After each artist presentation, participants can meet the artists, ask questions and most importantly, make their own art with the artists!

The Cranes and Culture Art Series will highlight the work of eight gifted artists in the community:

•  April 21 Woodworker Brian Wilbrandt of Cazenovia and Fiber Artist Sharon Nicholas of Dodgeville, Wis.

•  May 5 – Photographer Stan Tekiela of Minneapolis, Minn.

•  June 16 – Illustrator Kim Russell of Spring Green, Wis.

•  July 8 – Ho-Chunk Experience – Wasira Native Dance Show of Baraboo, Wis.

•  Aug. 11 – Painter Janet Flynn of Reedsburg, Wis.

•  Sept. 15 – Graphic Designer Amie Van Susteren of Lone Rock, Wis.

•  Oct. 6 – Painter Ellen McGaughey of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

This project is funded in part, by Jodi K. Kingdon and Henry S. Kingdon, M.D., Ph.D. and a grant from the Sauk County UW Extension, Arts & Culture Committee and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.