From the Field Series | International Crane Foundation

International Crane Foundation


From the Field Series

The COVID-19 pandemic requires people worldwide to stay connected online, which creates a great opportunity for us to share information on cranes and conservation with YOU!

We hope you join us for our weekly live webinar and Q&A series on Thursdays beginning at 11 a.m. Central Time. If you can’t join us live, you may view a recording of each presentation on our YouTube Channel after the event.

To learn more about sponsoring one of our webinars, please contact Kate Fitzwilliams at 608-617-6002.

Upcoming Events

Are You My MotherUnique Ways to Raise and Release Whooping Cranes Into the Wild
Thursday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. Central Time
Sponsored in memory of Kate Marrs, long-time friend and supporter of the International Crane Foundation.

Join us for our webinar with North America Program Crane Analyst Hillary Thompson, Chick Rearing Supervisor and Senior Aviculturist Marianne Wellington, and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Wildlife Technician Eva Szyszkoski on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. Central Time.

Endangered Whooping Cranes were once almost extinct. Through many conservation efforts and reintroductions, there are now over 800 of them in the world. This total includes two reintroduced populations in areas where Whooping Cranes once called home. But how did they get there? Learn about some of the innovative ways we raise Whooping Cranes in captivity and how we release them into the wetlands of Wisconsin and Louisiana.


Creating Conservation Leaders at the International Crane Foundation
Thursday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. Central Time
Anonymous sponsor who is glad to help the International Crane Foundation in any way.

Join us for our webinar with Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator Lizzie Condon, Education Program Coordinator Ben Lam and President and CEO Rich Beilfuss on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. Central Time.

The International Crane Foundation values the future of conservation, and our internship program has been producing future conservation leaders for decades. Past intern and current President and CEO Rich Beilfuss will introduce a few of this year’s interns and talk about the value of training conservation leaders. Past interns and current staff members Lizzie Condon and Ben Lam will also talk about their experiences in the internship program, and highlight other former interns who have made an impact on the world of conservation. 

Three current interns on our Education and Outreach team will participate in a conversation with Lizzie and Ben, and we will take questions from the audience about what it’s like to be an intern at the International Crane Foundation. 


Save the date for these upcoming topics. More details will be coming soon!

Oct. 8 | Prairie Primer and Restoration, with Crane Project Manager Andy Gossens

Oct. 22 | Cranes, Plains and a Watershed, with Photographer Michael Forsberg, Crane Research Coordinator Anne Lacy and North America Programs Director Liz Smith – Special Member’s only webinar!

Oct. 29 | Crane Matchmaking and Socialization, with Assistant Curator of Birds, Cyndie Gitter

Nov. 5 | California and Western Cranes, with crane enthusiast and International Crane Foundation volunteer Paul Tebbel

Nov. 12 | How Cranes Coexist With Nomads and Livestock on Fragile Landscapes in Mongolia, with Research Associate Nyamba Batbayar and Director of Conservation Networking Claire Mirande

Nov. 19 | Kim Russell, Illustrator, with Visitor Program Manager Cully Shelton

Dec. 3 | Jay Jocham, Painter and Muralist, with Visitor Program Manager Cully Shelton

Jan. 7 | Masako Pellerin, Origami Artist, with Visitor Program Manager Cully Shelton