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GivingTuesday @ Planet Earth
Dec 3 all-day

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving! Please join us as we celebrate our accomplishments of the past year and look forward to the future.

GivingTuesday was founded as a simple idea: to bring people together for a day of giving back. It has since spread like a wave across the world, with over 160 countries in 2018. Now in its 8th year, nearly every country on earth is participating in GivingTuesday.

Gift Shop Holiday Open House at our Headquarters @ International Crane Foundation
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for our Gift Shop Holiday Open House at our headquarters on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Return of the Cranes Presentation and Crane Viewing @ Oakland City Public Library
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us to learn about our Indiana Whooping Cranes! Our Whooping Crane Outreach staff will lead a program on how to identify Whooping and Sandhill Cranes, the history of their decline and return, and where you may see these wonderful birds in Indiana. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Central time at Oakland City Public Library in Oakland City, Indiana, and last one hour.  Afterward, we will gather together for a caravan over to Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge to see the cranes! Plan for caravanning to take up to 45 minutes to the refuge, plus however much time you want to watch the cranes.  Come join the flock and become a Craniac!

Festival of the Cranes @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Jan 11 – Jan 12 all-day

The annual Festival of the Cranes is January 11 and 12, 2020! Every year the Wheeler Refuge Association plans a fantastic weekend of crane viewing, music, storytelling, live raptors and other fun events. Learn more about the festival.

Culver’s Share Night in Support of Cranes @ Culver's of Sauk City
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hungry? Join us at Culver’s of Sauk City between 4 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, for a delicious meal – or custard! A percentage of all sales will be donated to support our global mission.

Birds and Brews @ Huntsville Botanical Gardens
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an entertaining evening and raise a glass to our avian community! We’ll enjoy brews (or wine), Domino’s pizza and live music by The PMB. Test your birding knowledge with a game of trivia and learn a few new facts about the birds and native plants that call Alabama home.

Plus, don’t miss an opportunity to get your picture taken with Hope, our 7-foot-tall Whooping Crane mascot!

Ticket price for adults (must be over 21): Garden Member: $20 | Non-member: $30

Ticket price includes pizza, two beers and a chance to win door prizes. Click here to register.

Wings Over Wilcox Birding and Nature Festival @ Wings Over Wilcox
Jan 17 – Jan 19 all-day

Join us for the annual Wings Over Wilcox Birding and Nature Festival in Wilcox, Arizona, January 17-19, 2020. Click here to learn more and to view the festival schedule.

Return of the Cranes @ McCloud Nature Park
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join our Whooping Crane Outreach staff for this presentation on the conservation history of the Whooping Crane. Learn about the Whooping Crane’s unique biology and ecology, and how the International Crane Foundation has contributed to conservation efforts for the rarest crane species in the world. Indiana is a special place for this incredible species!

Recommended for adults and high school students. Free to attend, no advance registration needed.

Conservation Connection @ Turkey Run State Park - Turkey Run Inn
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at this annual Eagles in Flight Weekend at Turkey Run State Park, Friday, Jan. 24, for a presentation by our staff on our Whooping Crane conservation efforts in Indiana! A cash bar will be available during the evening presentations. Click here to learn more.

Origami Crane Chain Crafting @ Eagle Creek Ornithology Center
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

All ages are invited to the Eagle Creek Ornithology Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, to learn how to make an origami crane chain that you may take home! Learn more about the center.