International Crane Foundation



My Life with Cranes – George Archibald @ American Museum of Natural History - Linder Theater
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join our Co-founder George Archibald for his presentation My Life with Cranes hosted by the Linnaean Society of New York on Tuesday, December 12. The society’s monthly meeting is open to the public without charge. Click here to learn more.

Festival of the Cranes @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Jan 13 – Jan 14 all-day

Join us as we celebrate the wintering Sandhill and Whooping Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Alabama! Click here to learn more.

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab with Dr. Barry Hartup @ UW-Madison Campus
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join our Conservation Services Director Dr. Barry Hartup for Wednesday Nite @ the Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus January 31. Can’t make it? Click here to view the recorded lecture after the event.

Kindergarten Crane Party @ Caestecker Public Library
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited to a Crane Party! Green Lake Kindergarten Kids invites you to a party to benefit the International Crane Foundation. You will be treated to:

• An art auction of crane paintings by famous kindergarten artists.

• A free family-friendly drumming show

• Information about cranes from young experts and our Interpretive Program Manager Andy Bingle.

• An inspirational (or at least amusing) Crane Dance.

A Conservation Success Story: Keeping a Rare Crane Common @ Moraine Park Technical College
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Fond du Lac Audubon Society for their February evening presentation with our Crane Research Coordinator Anne Lacy, who will talk about the successes and challenges of reintroducing Whooping Cranes in Wisconsin. The presentation will be held at the Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac. From National Avenue, turn into parking lot O and enter door O-1. Classrooms are on your left. The presentation will be in room O-104. Audubon programs are open to the public with no admission fee.

Whooping Crane Festival @ Port Aransas Civic Center
Feb 22 – Feb 25 all-day

Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas Feb. 22-25, 2018!

Festival highlights include a presentation and My Life with Cranes book signing by our Co-founder George Archibald on Friday, Feb. 23, from 9 to 10 a.m. George also will be on the Friday afternoon boat tour. In addition, our President and CEO Rich Beilfuss will speak on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Stop by our booth at the Civic Center, where you can learn more about Whooping Cranes and our global programs, while browsing our unique merchandise from our headquarter’s gift shop! Our Whooping Crane mascot Hope will be making guest appearances at various locations throughout the festival.

Click here to learn more!

Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival @ Humphrey’s Park
Mar 2 – Mar 3 all-day

Join us at the annual Marsh Madness Sandhill (and Whooping!) Crane Festival at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in southwestern Indiana. Our Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator Lizzie Condon is the keynote speaker for the kick-off banquet on Friday, March 2. In addition, our Whooping Crane Program Assistant James Kawlewski will be talking about the Whooping Cranes at Goose Pond on Saturday, March 3, from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Click here to learn more.

Chicago Audubon Society – Birding America Symposium @ North Park University
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join our Co-founder George Archibald at the Chicago Audubon Society’s Birding America Symposium on March 10, 2018. George is the keynote speaker for the symposium and will present “Huge wings over Chicago and in the skies around the world – cranes.”  George will also be available to for a book signing for My Life With Cranes, his new collection of stories. Click here to learn more.

Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival @ Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Mar 22 – Mar 25 all-day

Join us at Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival March 22 – 25, 2018, in Kearny! Festival highlights include the presentation “Cranes: Ambassadors for Conservation” by our President & CEO Rich Beilfuss on Saturday, March 24, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Click here to view the festival schedule.

My Journey with Cranes Photography Exhibit @ The Art Institute of Houston
Mar 23 – Apr 21 all-day

Texas Craniacs! Join us Friday, March 23 for the opening reception of “My Journey with Cranes” at The Art Institute of Houston. The exhibit features photographer Ciming Mei’s stunning images of Asia’s Red-crowned and Sarus Cranes. Exhibit open through April 21.