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Say aah – Hope gets a checkup @ Mesker Park Zoo
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Yes, even our Whooping Crane mascot Hope goes to the doctor! Hope will get a checkup at the Mesker Park Zoo’s Teddy Bear Clinic on Sunday, Jan. 26. The clinic is free with zoo admission. Registration is not required.

Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area Field Trip @ Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area Visitor Center at 9 a.m. and join in a caravan to see the birds that live in Goose Pond this time of year, including our overwintering cranes.  This field trip is co-lead by Lee Sterrenburg of the Friends of Goose Pond and Sassafras Audubon Society members.

Whooping Crane Presentation @ Lake Village Memorial Township Library
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Despite their rarity, Whooping Cranes have been seen in Newton County, Indiana, during their spring and fall migration! Learn about the endangered Whooping Crane and the cranes of the world in this fascinating presentation by our outreach staff. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Sands and the Newton County Public Library.

Dance Like a Crane @ Evansville Museum
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come ready to get moving! Learn how cranes dance and strengthen their pair bonds with their lifelong mate. This program is part of the Evansville Museum’s Star Crossed Lovers event.

PBS Wisconsin Garden and Landscape Festival @ Alliant Energy Center
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm

It may just be winter here in Wisconsin, but we are already thinking about spring. A highlight of this year’s Garden and Landscape Festival is the presentation by our Co-founder George Archibald on Saturday, February 8, at 3 p.m. George will speak about his life with cranes and dahlias – yes, he’s a gardener too! Our President and CEO Rich Beilfuss and several of our staff will also be sharing presentations throughout the weekend. Don’t forget to stop by our exhibit to learn more about the world’s cranes and browse our migrating gift shop. View the schedule and purchase tickets.

Whooping Crane Presentation @ Wild Birds Unlimited
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our Whooping Crane Outreach staff for a presentation on North America’s tallest bird – Whooping Cranes – at the Wild Birds Unlimited in Greenwood on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Whooping Crane Folklore Presentation @ Johnson County Public Library
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join our Whooping Crane Outreach staff for a presentation on Whooping Cranes folklore and other stories about cranes all over the world!

Whooping Crane Festival @ Port Aransas Civic Center
Feb 20 – Feb 23 all-day

Don’t miss the 24th Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas Feb. 20-23, 2020! Stop by our booth at the Civic Center, where you can learn more about Whooping Cranes and our global programs. Click here to learn more.

Conservancy Day: Crane Conservation in North America @ Kromrey Middle School, Room 510
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy for this free presentation by our Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator Lizzie Condon Thursday, Feb. 20. Learn about some of the current conservation work that is being done with North America’s two species of cranes – Sandhill and Whooping Cranes.

Directions: Enter through Door 3 at the eastern end of the building. Do not enter through the main entrance.

Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival @ Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area
Feb 28 – Feb 29 all-day

Join us at the annual Marsh Madness Sandhill (and Whooping!) Crane Festival at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in southwestern Indiana. This grassroots event coincides with the peak crane and waterfowl migration at Goose Pond. Events include bus and self-guided tours, presentation and kid’s activities. Stop by our exhibit to learn more about our global programs, and don’t forget to browse our Migrating Gift Shop! Click here to learn more.