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International Crane Foundation

 

Events

Feb
21
Thu
Whooping Crane Festival @ Port Aransas Civic Center
Feb 21 – Feb 24 all-day

Don’t miss the 23rd Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas Feb. 21-24, 2019!

Festival highlights include our Co-founder George Archibald’s presentation “Cranes of the World” on Friday, Feb. 22, from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a signing of George’s book “My Life with Cranes” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. George also will be on the Saturday morning boat tour. In addition, our Director of North America Programs Liz Smith will speak on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Stop by our booth at the Civic Center, where you can learn more about Whooping Cranes and our global programs. Our Whooping Crane mascot Hope will be making guest appearances at various locations throughout the festival.

Click here to learn more!

Mar
1
Fri
Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival @ Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day

Join us at the annual Marsh Madness Sandhill (and Whooping!) Crane Festival at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in southwestern Indiana. This grassroots event coincides with the peak crane and waterfowl migration at Goose Pond. Events include bus and self-guided tours, presentation and kid’s activities. Click here to learn more.

Mar
6
Wed
Working with Whooping Cranes @ University of Tennessee Veterinary Medicine Building, Room 118
Mar 6 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us at the monthly meeting of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society for a presentation by our Whooping Crane Outreach Program Assistant on the history of Whooping Crane conservation, an update on the current population, and an overview of our outreach program.

Mar
8
Fri
Monte Vista Crane Festival @ Ski-Hi Complex
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

Where the cranes meet the mountains –  enjoy thousands of Sandhill Cranes and waterfowl against a backdrop of beauty at the Monte Vista Crane Festival March 8-10, 2019. Activities include crane sunrise and sunset tours, birding field trips, brewery tours, a craft/nature fair and keynote speakers. Click here to learn more.

Mar
21
Thu
Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival @ Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Mar 21 – Mar 24 all-day

Join us at Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival March 21 – 24, 2019, in Kearny! Bringing together Craniacs from around the world, this annual festival offers incredible birding trips, a wide range of environmental speakers, and, best of all, the world’s largest gathering of Sandhill Cranes.

A highlight of this year’s festival is the presentation by our Crane Research Coordinator Anne Lacy – “The Trumpet in the Orchestra of Evolution: The Story of the Sandhill Crane In North America” – on Saturday from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Don’t forget to stop by our booth, where you can learn more about Sandhill Cranes and our global programs while browsing unique merchandise from our migrating gift shop!

Click here to view the festival schedule.

Mar
22
Fri
Othello Sandhill Crane Festival @ Othello, Washington
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival March 22 – 24, 2019! The festival celebrates the Sandhill Crane spring migration through Washington and includes a variety of unique presentations. Click here to learn more.

Apr
13
Sat
Annual Midwest Crane Count
Apr 13 @ 5:30 am – 7:30 am

Join over 1,000 volunteers across the upper Midwest to monitor the return of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes to their northern breeding grounds. Click here to learn more and to get involved!

Apr
20
Sat
AZA Party for the Planet Volunteer Work Day @ International Crane Foundation
Apr 20 all-day

Commemorate Earth Day and help us ‘Spring into Action’ by participating in an Association of Zoos and Aquariums volunteer workday at our headquarters. Registration is required.

May
9
Thu
Horicon Marsh Bird Festival @ Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
May 9 – May 13 all-day

Join us at the 22st annual Horicon Marsh Bird Festival May 9 – 13, 2019. Visit our exhibit to learn more about our global conservation programs and meet our knowledgeable staff! Click here to view the full festival schedule.

May
29
Wed
How Charismatic Cranes Inspire Peace and Conservation @ Ruth Culver Community Library
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for this presentation by our outreach staff to learn how cranes symbolize peace and inspire communities to work together to protect cranes and the landscapes where they live. Thank you to the Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library for sponsoring this event!