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International Crane Foundation

 

Events

Aug
26
Sun
Texas Program Open House @ Airport Business Center
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sep
2
Sun
Keeper Talks @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 2 @ 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
8
Sat
Autumn Volunteer Work Day @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
15
Sat
Cranes and Culture Art Series @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 15 @ 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.

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
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
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!