This year, we are partnering with The International Crane Foundation, located in Baraboo, Wisconsin, which works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watershed and flyways on which they depend. The International Crane foundation staff and volunteers will be joining Treinen Farm this fall for interactive fun and education related to these a-maze-ing birds.
The International Crane Foundation will be at the Treinen Farm for five weekends on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning with Saturday Sept. 28, and ending on Sunday, Oct. 27. Volunteers and staff will be on hand these days from 12 noon to 4 p.m. to offer the following activities.
- Dress Like a Crane: Learn how biologists raise endangered Whooping Cranes and try on a chick rearing costume with a crane puppet.
- Counting Cranes: 1..2..3…how many cranes do you see? Try out a pair of binoculars and learn about how biologists track and count cranes for scientific study.
- Name that Adaptation: Handle crane bio facts, such as, an egg, leg bone and skull while learning about physical and behavioral adaptations.
- Biology 101: Compare and contrast the biology of Sandhill Cranes and Whooping Cranes and learn identification techniques.
- Crane Dance: Practice your crane dance steps and moves while discovering the unique ways cranes dance and why they dance.