As we stand in solidarity with everyone who has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are saddened that we will not be celebrating our Grand Opening on June 27 as planned.
We look forward to a soft opening of our site later this year, when we will welcome you back to stroll our beautiful new exhibits and prairies. View our Facebook album for photos of our headquarters’ renovation.
Joining our popular Cranes of the World and Spirit of Africa tours, our education staff now offer special tours focusing on Flyways, Culture and Cranes, Whooping Cranes and Conservation Leadership. Reservations for our guided tours are not required, but please call ahead to confirm our weekly tour schedule at 608-356-9462 ext. 127 or email the Conservation Education Department.
Flyways (30 min) Experience the journey. Discuss the International Crane Foundation’s efforts to ensure the integrity of important global crane flyways. Our guides will discuss the foundation’s approach to international cooperation, watershed management, community development, flyway conservation and ecosystem restoration.
Culture and Cranes (30 min) Be inspired. The International Crane Foundation draws on the strong cultural connections we share with cranes to bring together people of diverse backgrounds for conservation action. Our interpreters will share stories, songs, artwork and poetry focusing on cranes.
Whooping Cranes (60 min) Practice conservation. Realize the significance of the International Crane Foundation’s commitment to save the Whooping Crane from extinction and learn about the innovative techniques used to safeguard their future. Our staff will explain the natural history and ecology of Whooping Cranes, captive breeding and reintroduction efforts, watershed conservation and monitoring and research methods.
Conservation Leadership (90 min) Engage your community. Develop an understanding of the International Crane Foundation’s ability to empower the next generation of conservation leaders. Our docents will highlight crane researchers whose inspiring work helps save Grey Crowned Cranes in Africa, Sarus and Red-crowned Cranes in Asia and Whooping Cranes in North America.