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Events

Aug
13
Thu
Understanding the Future of the Agriculturally Dependent Blue Crane in the Western Cape, South Africa
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Photo by Mark Anderson

Join us for our webinar with Blue Crane Ph.D. Candidate, Western Cape Field Officer and Leiden Conservation Graduate Fellow Christie Craig on Thursday, August 13, at 11 a.m. Central Time. Click here to register.

The Blue Crane is the world’s most range-restricted crane species, occurring mainly in South Africa with a tiny population in Namibia. In the late 1900s, the Blue Crane population declined rapidly in their natural grassland habitat. Fortuitously, at much the same time, the Blue Crane was colonizing a new area of the country, the wheatlands of the Western Cape. Today more than half of the world’s Blue Cranes are now found in this intensively farmed area of South Africa. This change poses some unique conservation challenges, as cranes are living near people and livestock.

In this webinar, we will explore the interesting history of how the Blue Crane came to be in the Western Cape and how they adapted to this agricultural landscape. Our work in this region is focused on understanding the resilience of this population through a four-year Ph.D. project, looking at the trends in Blue Crane numbers, the threats facing this species and the opportunities for future conservation. Ph.D. candidate and field officer Christie Craig will share some of the early findings from the research so far and some of the exciting plans to come. 

This research is funded by the Leiden Conservation Fund and South African power utility Eskom.

Aug
18
Tue
Virtual Birdfair
Aug 18 – Aug 23 all-day

The annual Birdfair in Rutland, England is going virtual! Click here to learn more.

Aug
26
Wed
Crane Camp 2020 – Kindergarten through Second Grade
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We are excited to offer a virtual camp experience this summer for your young Craniacs! Crane Camp is a free, hour-long virtual camp full of crane-themed games, stories and other activities led by our outstanding educators. Each camper will receive a special Crane Camp Kit by mail!

Sessions 1 and 3 are for grades K to 2 and will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. CDT.

Crane Camp has a limited number of spots, so registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration for International Crane Foundation members begins on July 27 and opens for nonmembers on July 30. Registration is limited to U.S. residents due to mailing restrictions for the
Crane Camp Kits.

To register, please submit this Google Form (one per child) by Monday, August 10.

Crane Camp 2020 – Third through Fifth Grade
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are excited to offer a virtual camp experience this summer for your young Craniacs! Crane Camp is a free, hour-long virtual camp full of crane-themed games, stories and other activities led by our outstanding educators. Each camper will receive a special Crane Camp Kit by mail!

Sessions 2 and 4 are for grades 3 to 5 and will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. CDT.

Crane Camp has a limited number of spots, so registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration for International Crane Foundation members begins on July 27 and opens for nonmembers on July 30. Registration is limited to U.S. residents due to mailing restrictions for the
Crane Camp Kits.

To register, please submit this Google Form (one per child) by Monday, August 10.

Aug
27
Thu
Crane Camp 2020 – Kindergarten through Second Grade
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We are excited to offer a virtual camp experience this summer for your young Craniacs! Crane Camp is a free, hour-long virtual camp full of crane-themed games, stories and other activities led by our outstanding educators. Each camper will receive a special Crane Camp Kit by mail!

Sessions 1 and 3 are for grades K to 2 and will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. CDT.

Crane Camp has a limited number of spots, so registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration for International Crane Foundation members begins on July 27 and opens for nonmembers on July 30. Registration is limited to U.S. residents due to mailing restrictions for the
Crane Camp Kits.

To register, please submit this Google Form (one per child) by Monday, August 10.

Crane Camp 2020 – Third through Fifth Grade
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are excited to offer a virtual camp experience this summer for your young Craniacs! Crane Camp is a free, hour-long virtual camp full of crane-themed games, stories and other activities led by our outstanding educators. Each camper will receive a special Crane Camp Kit by mail!

Sessions 2 and 4 are for grades 3 to 5 and will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. CDT.

Crane Camp has a limited number of spots, so registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration for International Crane Foundation members begins on July 27 and opens for nonmembers on July 30. Registration is limited to U.S. residents due to mailing restrictions for the
Crane Camp Kits.

To register, please submit this Google Form (one per child) by Monday, August 10.

Sep
3
Thu
Yampa Valley Crane Festival
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day

The 9th Annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival is going online in 2020! Click here to learn more about planned events.

May
1
Sat
Headquarters’ Grand Opening @ International Crane Foundation
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Save the date for our Grand Opening celebration on May 1, 2021. Thank you for your support and patience!

View our Facebook album for photos of the renovation.