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408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States

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February 2019

Special Event: UTMSI Public Lecture Series

Thursday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
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Topic:  Trends in Marine Bird Injuries and Wildlife Rehabilitation on Mustang Island Speaker:  Alicia Walker, ARK Program Coordinator, University of Texas Marine Science Institute LOCATION: Port Aransas Community Center - doors open at 6:30pm

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Guest Speaker: Dr. George Archibald

Friday, February 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
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Dr. George Archibald, Co-Founder and Senior Conservationist, International Crane Foundation Presentation: Cranes of the World Bio: In 1973, when cranes were in a perilous situation and many were on the brink of extinction, George Archibald, along with fellow graduate student Ron Sauey, established the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin as the world center for the study and preservation of cranes. His dream was to save the world’s cranes and that notion has been his driving force ever since. Dr.…

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Guest Speaker: Jace Tunnell

Friday, February 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
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Jace Tunnell, Director, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) Presentation: “Hurdles with Nurdles: A Gulf-wide Citizen Science Project” Nurdle Patrol is a citizen science project lead by the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. We are looking to gather information about where nurdles are located across Texas and the rest of the Gulf of Mexico, remove the nurdles from the environment, and create awareness about the nurdle issue. Nurdles are…

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Wade Harrell

Friday, February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
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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…

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Guest Speaker: Richard Crossley

Friday, February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
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Richard Crossley Presentation: Past, Present and Future Tales of lessons learned while growing up in the wild British birding scene, from travels around the world, to living in Japan and settling down in his birding utopia, Cape May, New Jersey. It will be a fast-paced story told in a Yorkshire brogue, through a camera lens that loves color and art, but with a strong point of view. With humor and depth Richard will also highlight the thoughts behind the revolutionary…

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Guest Speaker: Rhona Kindopp, Wood Buffalo National Park

Saturday, February 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
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Wood Buffalo National Park, Parks Canada Rhona Kindopp Manager of Resource Conservation Following 10 years as the ecologist at Wood Buffalo National Park, Rhona Kindopp is currently the Manager of Resource Conservation there. She lives in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada, which is the hub of the Park’s operations and also her home town! It was a childhood spent building forts in the woods, bike riding forest trails and collecting bugs and catching minnows from the shoreline at Pine Lake…

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Guest Speaker: Sara Zimorski, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

Saturday, February 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
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Sara Zimorski, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Presentation: TBA LOCATION: Port Aransas Community Center

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Liz Smith

Saturday, February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
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Free 117 tickets left

Dr. Liz Smith, International Crane Foundation TOPIC: Aransas-Wood Buffalo Population of Whooping Cranes: Ten-Year Review of Progress Dr. Liz Smith, Sr. Whooping Crane Scientist and North America Program Director at the International Crane Foundation, is a native Texan growing up along the central coast. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Biology degrees at Corpus Christi State University and Ph.D. in Wildlife & Fisheries Science at Texas A&M University. Her dissertation research involved evaluating coastal marsh vegetation dynamics in relation to…

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