Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Field Trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin

  • Friday, July 29, 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • Sunday, July 31, 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Baraboo, Wisconsin


Registration is closed

What: Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Field Trip 

Where: The Aldo Leopold Foundation and The International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin

When: Friday, July 29 - Sunday July 31, 2016

Contact: Lynne Wiseman  #304-676-2725

Registration is required with a registration deadline of June 1.

This exciting trip will be highlighted by a visit to the Aldo Leopold Foundation! Our group tour will take us to the “Shack” to learn about the history & philosophy of Aldo Leopold, walk through the landscapes that provided the inspiration for “A Sand County Almanac” and see the famous “Shack” that was the center of one of our nation’s earliest attempts at land restoration. We will also see the “greenest building in the world” and learn about how this energy efficient design, alternative energy technologies and the use of local materials earned this rating. By combining these two tours we will see how the thread of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic ties the two sites together. We will also spend time on the trails of this interesting property.

Our second adventure will be to visit The International Crane Foundation, the only place on Earth that you can see all 15 of the world’s crane species. We will have several guided tours of the facility from “Flyways, Culture and Cranes, Whooping Cranes to Conservation Leadership” as well as take a hike on their nature trails and browse their nature themed gift shop. We will observe all 15 crane species, learn about crane biology, investigate the current threats to crane survival, methods used to conserve endangered species and learn about international work and initiatives.

On our third day in Baraboo we will be planning several other venues to visit. A meeting will be held in mid-April to discuss travel and third day events. Please sign up as soon as possible so we can start making plans!

This will be a three day schedule of events in Baraboo on July 29-31st. Travel is on your own but we will have information for you on trains, planes and car routes. Once in Wisconsin we can provide transportation to and from events and to dinner. We have spoken to several hotel/motels in the area (Baraboo & Wisconsin Dells) that will be reserving rooms for us. You will need to plan to be there on July 28th as we will be starting the tour of Aldo Leopold at 9am on July 29th. Our events will end on Sunday July 31st so you can plan to leave on August 1st or stay on and enjoy the area.

For further information, fees to foundation events, transportation to events and other venues (travel to Wisconsin and lodging at your own expense) please call Lynne Wiseman 304-676-2725. 

Registration is required by June 1 so that plans can be made.

           © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397

Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //

Katelyn "KC" Walters, Conservation and Land Manager // 304-283-7319

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
Follow us on Facebook Follow us

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software