AmericaView 2010 Field Trip: 13 October 8am-5pm

Based on the survey results, we have set the price at $35 if registered online by 1 October and $40 if after. This prepaid fee will cover transportation, a guidebook, entrance to the International Crane Foundation, a snack, water, and box lunch and a guided tour of the geological highlights of the Baraboo Sink area and Devil's Lake State Park. With any luck, this should be the peak of autumn colors!

The bus will drop people at the airport for early evening flights. We expect to return to Madison no later than 5pm and possibly earlier if necessary. Catching any 6pm or later flight should not be a problem.

crane family

International Crane Foundation

The Wednesday field trip will start with a visit to the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Our stop at this world renowned conservation center includes a multi-media presentation and guided tour of the crane exhibit area. ICF is the only place in the world where you can see all 15 crane species! The Foundation has gained international acclaim as one of the world's leaders in the conservation of endangered species. While visiting ICF, you will learn about the techniques used to preserve some of the rarest birds in the world and their threatened habitats.

Geology Tour

Guided by a local geologist, our tour of the geology of the Baraboo Sink and Devil's Lake State Park is a fascinating look at not only a unique area of Wisconsin, but also of the history of geology. The most popular State Park in Wisconsin has a segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, which follows the edge of the last continental glacier in Wisconsin and has the distinction of being one of only eight National Scenic Trails in the United States. The park is also a unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve.

balanced rock at Devil's Lake ravine

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