Colleen Simpson - Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas

Colleen Simpson, Nature Preserve Manager, City of Port Aransas 

Presentation: Port Aransas Nature Preserves: Post-Harvey and Looking Toward the Future

Bio: Colleen Simpson is the Nature Preserve Manager for the City of Port Aransas. She oversees the Birding Center, Paradise Pond, Wetland Overlook and Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture. Colleen has a degree in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University and a Master’s in Curriculum and Development in Science from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Originally from North Royalton Ohio, Colleen has worked as an environmental educators in Grand Manan, Canada; Hog Island, Maine; Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.  She moved to Port Aransas in 2011 to work at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute and started as the Nature Preserve Manager for the City in April of 2015. 

LOCATION: Port Aransas Community Center