International Crane Foundation



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.

Volunteer Naturalist Training @ International Crane Foundation
Apr 7 all-day

Interested in becoming a volunteer naturalist with the International Crane Foundation in 2018? Register for our day-long training on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at our headquarters in Baraboo, Wisc. For more information about the training and to register, please email Interpretive Programs Manager, Andy Bingle. Registration closes Sunday, April 1. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

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!

Opening Day – 2018 Visitor Season @ International Crane Foundation
Apr 15 @ 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.

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 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.

Whooping Crane Trunk Workshop @ International Crane Foundation
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

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.

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.

Climate Change Coalition of Door County – Fifth Annual Forum @ Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center
May 19 all-day

Our President and CEO Rich Beilfuss will be a featured speaker at the fifth annual Climate Change Forum organized by the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, Wisc. on May 19. Click here to learn more about the Coalition.

An Evening with the Cranes @ International Crane Foundation
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a magical evening at our headquarters Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. with refreshments and food from local restaurants, live music and of course – cranes!

Early-bird registration open now through March 31, 2018! To register by phone, please call 608-356-9462 ext. 811.