International Crane Foundation

 

Events

Mar
23
Fri
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.

Apr
14
Sat
Annual Midwest Crane Count
Apr 14 @ 5:30 am – 7:30 am

Join over 1,000 volunteers across the upper Midwest for the Annual Midwest Crane Count. As a citizen scientist, you can help us monitor the return of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes to their northern breeding grounds. Click here to learn more and to get involved!

Apr
17
Tue
Opening Day – 2018 Visitor Season @ International Crane Foundation
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit our headquarters to learn about cranes and our global conservation programs on a guided tour with a naturalist. Enjoy exploring our nature trails, browse our unique gift shop and discover our interactive exhibits. Click here to plan your visit.

Apr
21
Sat
Cranes and Culture Art Series @ International Crane Foundation
Apr 21 @ 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 – Jewelry Maker Maya Madden 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.

Apr
23
Mon
Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference @ Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Apr 23 all-day

Join us for the 12th Annual Nelson Insitute Earth Day Conference on April 23. The 2018 conference, Up for the Challenge: Innovation for People, Places and the Planet, will explore environmental challenges and solutions through local and global lenses.  Visit our table in the exhibit hall to learn more about our conservation programs and look for our staff attending the conference! Learn more and view the conference program.

Apr
28
Sat
Whooping Crane Trunk Workshop @ International Crane Foundation
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Attention teachers! Join us on Saturday, April 28, for a FREE workshop to learn how to incorporate our Whooping Crane Trunk into your curriculum. Although intended for educators, the workshop is open to anyone interested in sharing the story of the world’s rarest crane with children or adults. Special thanks to the Greater Sauk Community Foundation for sponsoring this workshop.

Click here to learn more about the International Crane Foundation’s Whooping Crane Trunk program.

To register for the workshop, please email our staff.

May
5
Sat
Cranes and Culture Art Series @ International Crane Foundation
May 5 @ 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 – Jewelry Maker Maya Madden 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.

May
12
Sat
Horicon Marsh Bird Festival @ Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
May 12 – May 13 all-day

Join us at the 21st annual Horicon Marsh Bird Festival May 12 – 13. Visit our exhibit to learn more about our global conservation programs and meet our knowledgeable staff! Click here to view the full festival schedule.

Moms Visit for Free on Mother’s Day Weekend @ International Crane Foundation
May 12 @ 9:00 am – May 13 @ 5:00 pm

Moms get in FREE during Mother’s Day weekend! Treat your mom to a relaxing day in nature with guided tours, family activities and nature hikes. Click here to plan your visit. Mothers also will receive cookies from Neat-O’s Bake Shoppe in Baraboo, Wisc., coffee and flowers, while supplies last!

The weekend will be filled with fun for the whole family. Themed tours will highlight the International Crane Foundation’s captive breeding program and its efforts to assist in the reintroduction of Whooping Cranes into the eastern United States. Participants can make unique works of art for mom at the arts and crafts tables, which will include drawing, painting and origami crane folding. Visitors also can try on one of our Whooping Crane rearing costumes and do their best to imitate a Whooping Crane parent.

On Sunday, May 13, stop by our visitor center theater between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for very special presentations by puppeteer Heather Henson and Ibex Puppetry! Heather will share a 15-minute puppetry performance on the hour, every hour. Through puppetry and visual storytelling, she will share Black-necked Crane folklore from Asia. In-between presentations, visitors may create their own Black-necked Crane paper kites and prayer flags.

After viewing the cranes, visitors can enjoy the International Crane Foundation’s two miles of nature trails which include restored tallgrass prairie, native Wisconsin plant life and wildflowers.

Special thanks to our event sponsors Red Shed Garden & Gifts, O’Malley & Foss Greenhouse and Woodland Valley Farms Country Greenhouse!

May
17
Thu
Great Salt Lake Bird Festival @ Davis County Legacy Events Center
May 17 – May 21 all-day

Join us at the 21st annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival! Our Co-founder George Archibald is the festival’s keynote speaker on Saturday, May 19, 2018. George will also be signing his new book My Life with Cranes and will lead several field trips during the festival. Click here to learn more and view the festival schedule.