Dr. Wade Harrell - Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas

Dr. Wade Harrell, U.S. Whooping Crane Coordinator, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Presentation: TBA

Bio: Dr. Wade Harrell, the U.S. Whooping Crane Coordinator, will once again join us as a guest speaker for the 23rd Annual Whooping Crane Festival. As a fifth generation Texan with a passion for conservation, his early years in South Texas afforded him his enthusiasm for wildlife, marine life and ecosystems. He has degrees from Texas A&M-Kingsville and Oklahoma State University. After obtaining his PhD in rangeland ecology in 2004, he returned to Texas and served with The Nature Conservancy for six years. In 2009, Dr. Harrell began work at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service where he led a team of biologists in restoring and maintaining diverse wildlife habitats.

LOCATION: Port Aransas Community Center