Volunteer Stories – Learning About Our Visitors

Conservation Education Department Volunteer Tom Detmer of Madison, Wisconsin, was an attorney in the Madison area for many years. He also was a board member of the Madison Audubon Society, where he learned about the International Crane Foundation and met Co-Founder Ron Sauey.

Ron invited Tom on birding trips. The pair also toured our headquarters’ original location at Ron’s family farm. After retiring and talking to a fellow volunteer, Tom began giving tours as a roving naturalist in 2016. He particularly enjoys being a roving naturalist because he can have one-on-one conversations with guests. Tom also loves volunteering throughout the year to see how the prairie changes between each visit.

Are you interested in volunteering with the International Crane Foundation? Click here to fill out our Volunteer Application. Our staff will review your application and contact you to discuss which opportunities best fit your experience and interests.

Questions? Please contact Education Program Coordinator Ben Lam at 608-356-9462 ext. 108.