Member Appreciation Day

Whooping Crane with wings outstretched. Text: Members Matter!

Members Matter! You are invited to the annual Member Appreciation Day at our headquarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin, on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership here.

Help us plan for the day by pre-registering for this free member event! Note, event registration is not required but will help expedite check-in on this busy day. Register for Member Appreciation Day here.

View the Event Schedule

Listen to staff presentations about our efforts to preserve crane populations and their habitats, take guided tours of the Cranes of the World exhibits, explore our trails on a guided prairie tour, and participate in exclusive behind-the-scenes activities. A few of the highlights include:

Whooping Crane Exhibit
9:15 a.m. | Whooping Crane Update
Anne Lacy, Director of Eastern Flyway Programs, North America

2 p.m. | North America Program Update
Andy Caven, Vice President – North America Program

Sandhill Crane Exhibit
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Open House
Go behind the scenes with our crane care staff to view the Sandhill Crane’s winter yard and building.

Veterinary Clinic
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. | Open House
Walk through our clinic and see where we care for the health of our resident flock.

Sarus Crane Exhibit
11 a.m. | Southeast Asia Program Update
Dr. Tran Triet, Southeast Asia Program Director

Crane City
11 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. | Crane City Tours
In-person registration is required. Experience a behind-the-scenes tour of our crane breeding facility. Tours are first come, first served.

Wattled Crane Amphitheater
12:30 p.m. | Member Thank You and Good Egg Awards

2:45 p.m. | Africa Program Update
Kerryn Morrison, Vice President International – Africa

Las Milpas Restaurant food truck menu

Coffee will be available for purchase from the Frenchie Press Coffee Truck from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and make sure to purchase lunch from Las Milpas Restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Both will be stationed in the Cranes of the World parking lot.

Member Appreciation Day is free to attend for members. However, advanced tickets are required for the evening 50th Anniversary Celebration at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. Note – Online ticket sales are now closed for the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Please call 608-356-9462, ext. 807 with any questions about this event.

Questions? Contact Membership Manager Jennifer Fiene at 608-356-9462 ext. 151.

Your ongoing support enables the International Crane Foundation to continue saving cranes worldwide, and we thank you for being a part of the flock.

Special thanks to our event sponsors! Please view our 2023 Annual Sponsors here.

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