International Crane Foundation



Volunteer Day @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help us tidy up our site and nature trails during Volunteer Day at our headquarters on Saturday, September 16! Afterwards, join us for a free guided tour of the world’s cranes. Registration is limited to 20 people. Pre-registration is required by emailing Volunteers who are 18 and under must be accompanied by a guardian.

Keeper Talk @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 17 @ 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.

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab with Kerryn Morrison and KS Gopi Sundar @ UW-Madison Campus
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join our Manager of Africa Programs Kerryn Morrison and Director of SarusScape Programs Dr. KS Gopi Sundar for Wednesday Nite @ the Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus September 20. Can’t make it? Click here to view the recorded lecture after the event.

Cranes in Art – Watercolor Painting Workshop @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Join local artist Ellen McGaughey for a daylong watercolor painting workshop. All artistic abilities welcome.  Registration deadline is September 25, 2017. Click here to register.

Prairie Tour @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Walk among prairie smoke, 6-foot-tall compass plants, swaying big bluestem, and dozens of other native species on a special guided prairie tour at our headquarters the second Saturday of every month beginning in May through October. Click here to learn more about our prairie restoration and interpretive signs along our nature trails.

Culver’s Share Night with the International Crane Foundation @ Culver's of West Baraboo
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Help save cranes by enjoying a cup of custard! The International Crane Foundation will be hosting a Share Night at the Culver’s restaurant in West Baraboo on Wednesday, October 25 and will receive a 15% donation of total sales between 4-8 pm. Please consider purchasing a cup of custard, coffee or even a butter burger to help build support for our cause. There is no excuse not to visit since the flavor of the day will be Caramel Fudge Cookie Dough. Thank you for your custard-sideration!

The Driftless Reader book signing and presentation @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Author Curt Meine will share stories from his new book The Driftless Reader from 11:00 am to noon at our Visitor Center (admission is not required to meet Curt and listen to his presentation!)

Wisconsin Science Festival @ UW-Madison Campus
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Wisconsin Science Festival November 2-3! Learn about Whooping Crane conservation at the Discovery Expo, and keep an eye out for Hope, our Whooping Crane mascot. Click here to plan your visit.

Gift Shop Holiday Open House at our Headquarters
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for our Gift Shop Holiday Open House at our headquarters on Saturday, December 2. Meet the artists who craft many of our gifts, enjoy live music and refreshments – did we mention free gift wrapping?

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

Gift Shop Holiday Open House

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.