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Treinen Farm Crane Dance Corn Maze @ Treinen Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Aug 31 – Nov 10 all-day

Photo by Treinen Farm

The Treinen Farm “Crane Dance” corn maze opens Aug. 31 – we promise it will be a-maze-ing. The farm is open weekends beginning Labor Day Weekend through early Nov.

Look for our staff sharing information on all things crane every weekend beginning Sept. 28 through Oct. 27 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.!

Visit the farm’s website for schedule details and to plan your visit.

Celebration of Cranes @ Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day

Join us at the annual Celebration of Cranes at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Nov. 1 to 3, 2019! Our Crane Research Coordinator, Anne Lacy, and North America Program Director, Liz Smith, will be sharing presentations during the three-day festival. Click here to learn more and  to register.

Sandhill Crane Festival, Lodi CA @ Lodi Hutchins Street Square
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day

Join us for the Annual Sandhill Crane Festival in Lodi, California Nov. 1 to 3, 2019. Stop by our exhibit to learn about our global programs and browse our “Migrating Gift Shop”! Click here to learn more.

Conserve Sauk Film Festival @ UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County
Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us at the Conserve Sauk Film Festival on Nov. 9, 2019! The festival will include screenings of feature-length films, including “Journey of the Whooping Crane” by Red Sky Productions, and finalists from the Conserve Sauk film competition. The festival will also feature post-screening discussions and an information area for local environmental groups. Click here to learn more.

Festival of the Cranes @ Bosque Del Apache Visitor Center
Nov 20 – Nov 23 all-day

Join us for the 2019 Festival of the Cranes November 20 to 23, at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in San Antonio, New Mexico. Stop by our exhibit to learn about our global programs and browse our “Migrating Gift Shop”! Click here to learn more.

GivingTuesday @ Planet Earth
Dec 3 all-day

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving! Please join us as we celebrate our accomplishments of the past year and look forward to the future.

GivingTuesday was founded as a simple idea: to bring people together for a day of giving back. It has since spread like a wave across the world, with over 160 countries in 2018. Now in its 8th year, nearly every country on earth is participating in GivingTuesday.

Gift Shop Holiday Open House at our Headquarters @ International Crane Foundation
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for our Gift Shop Holiday Open House at our headquarters on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Check off all of the items on your gift (or wish!) list while shopping for a cause!  Can’t make it? Visit our online shop.

Return of the Cranes Presentation and Crane Viewing @ Oakland City Public Library
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us to learn about our Indiana Whooping Cranes! Our Whooping Crane Outreach staff will lead a program on how to identify Whooping and Sandhill Cranes, the history of their decline and return, and where you may see these wonderful birds in Indiana. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Central time at Oakland City Public Library in Oakland City, Indiana, and last one hour.  Afterward, we will gather together for a caravan over to Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge to see the cranes! Plan for caravanning to take up to 45 minutes to the refuge, plus however much time you want to watch the cranes.  Come join the flock and become a Craniac!

Festival of the Cranes @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Jan 11 – Jan 12 all-day

The annual Festival of the Cranes is January 11 and 12, 2020! Every year the Wheeler Refuge Association plans a fantastic weekend of crane viewing, music, storytelling, live raptors and other fun events. Learn more about the festival.

Culver’s Share Night in Support of Cranes @ Culver's of Sauk City
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hungry? Join us at Culver’s of Sauk City between 4 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, for a delicious meal – or custard! A percentage of all sales will be donated to support our global mission.