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International Crane Foundation

 

Events

Sep
16
Sun
Keeper Talks @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to learn about the behind-the-scenes work we do to care for our cranes? Stop by our headquarters on the first and third Sunday from June through September at 1:00 p.m. for a presentation by our aviculture staff. Click here to plan your visit.

Sep
21
Fri
Journey of the Whooping Crane – Complimentary screening of new documentary @ Baraboo Arts Banquet & Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
22
Sat
Member Appreciation Day @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Your membership makes a difference for cranes worldwide, and we want to thank you for your support. Please join us for this fun-filled day with behind-the-scenes tours, special programs and lectures – dedicated to you!

Our very popular Crane City tours will be at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Got lunch? This year Branding Iron Roadhouse from Limeridge, Wisconsin will be selling their delicious wood-fired pizzas for lunch – yum! View the lunch menu.

Click here to view the full schedule for the day!

Special thanks to our sponsor Sullivans Two Unlimited of Baraboo for helping us make this event possible, as well as Coffee Bean Connection for donating their delicious coffee and Festival Foods for providing breakfast treats!

Registration is now closed for this year’s Member Morning – an exclusive guided tour at our headquarters with Crane Research Coordinator Anne Lacy from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. 

Sep
28
Fri
Harvest Moon Festival @ Lussier Family Heritage Center
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Stop by the International Crane Foundation’s exhibit at the Harvest Moon festival on September 28, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin. Celebrate the beginning of autumn while learning about cranes and our global conservation programs!

Oct
1
Mon
Pop-Up Shop in Baraboo, Wisconsin @ Cornerstone Gallery
Oct 1 – Dec 31 all-day

Shop for a cause and benefit conservation action around the world! Our new Pop-Up Shop will be located in downtown Baraboo, Wisconsin between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 with special events throughout the holiday season. Join us for our Grand Opening on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Oct
6
Sat
Cranes and Culture Art Series @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 6 @ 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 – Graphic Designer Amie Van Susteren 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.

Oct
11
Thu
Wisconsin Science Festival @ UW-Madison Campus
Oct 11 – Oct 14 all-day

Join us at the Wisconsin Science Festival October 11, 12 and 14! Learn about Whooping Crane conservation and dress up in a crane-rearing costume at the Discovery Expo, and keep an eye out for Hope, our Whooping Crane mascot. Click here to plan your visit.

Oct
13
Sat
Fermentation Fest – Pasture Performance
Oct 13 all-day

Stop by the International Crane Foundation’s Pasture Performance on October 13, 2018, during the annual Fermentation Fest in and around Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Our performance will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at stop #17 on the D’Tour map. Printed maps may be purchased at the Reedsburg Chamber of Commerce and other locations around Sauk County for $5.

“Experience the yearly cycle of a Whooping Crane through an interpretive play by the International Crane Foundation. In the 1980s, we began experimenting with costume-rearing cranes. Today, our staff care for young Whooping Cranes while wearing full-length crane costumes to hide their human form. We use hand puppets that mimic an adult crane’s head to interact with the chicks. Try on a costume and migrate with us as we learn about this endangered bird species and the work being done to protect them!

Click here to view the festival’s full performance schedule.

Oct
20
Sat
Crane viewing at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, Indiana @ Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in Medaryville, Indiana is an amazing place to view thousands of Sandhill Cranes in the fall. If you’re lucky, you might get to see a Whooping Crane, too! The International Crane Foundation will have staff or volunteers present at the viewing platforms on October 20, 21, 27 and 28. The best time to view the cranes is near sunset, so expect to see us there around 5 p.m. until it gets close to dark. Bring binoculars, a scope and a camera if you have them. If not, you’ll still have a great time viewing and listening to the cranes!

Oct
21
Sun
Crane viewing at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, Indiana @ Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in Medaryville, Indiana is an amazing place to view thousands of Sandhill Cranes in the fall. If you’re lucky, you might get to see a Whooping Crane, too! The International Crane Foundation will have staff or volunteers present at the viewing platforms on October 20, 21, 27 and 28. The best time to view the cranes is near sunset, so expect to see us there around 5 p.m. until it gets close to dark. Bring binoculars, a scope and a camera if you have them. If not, you’ll still have a great time viewing and listening to the cranes!