REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the 8th Annual MBBFApril 12, 13, and 14, 2024

2024 Keynote Dinner Speaker

The International Crane Foundation
Director of the Gulf Coast Programs

Dr. Carter Crouch

“Gulf Coast Whooping Cranes- A Conservation Story That Is Still Being Written”

Friday, April 12, 2024

5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Palacios Educational Pavilion, 693 South Bay Blvd., Palacios, TX
Dr. Carter Crouch is the Director of the Gulf Coast Programs for the International Crane Foundation. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma in 2011. He completed a Master's in Range and Wildlife Management and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2014 and 2017. After graduate school, he worked for the Burns Paiute Tribe Natural Resources Department in eastern Oregon as the Wildlife Biologist and then as the Wildlife Program Manager. He started working with the International Crane Foundation in May 2022. Carter has done research on Northern Bobwhite, American Kestrels, habitat and invasive species management, and the rarest grass in Oregon, and has been involved in many different habitat restoration projects.

Dinner with guest chef

L.J. Hayes

Charcuterie Table
Boursin Bruschetta
Asparagus Tarts

1. Fresh Lockhart greens, shaved reggiano, marinated nicoise olives, herbed croutons, coastal Catalina dressing
2. Pan seared gulf shrimp, local wild rice pilaf, white cannellini garlic purée, blanched Salicornia, Buerre blanc
3. Sourdough bread pudding, rum soaked pineapple, caramel sauce, vanilla bean ice cream

 East Side Elementary Annex
901 2nd Street, Palacios, Texas 77465
(Corner of 2nd Street & Moore Ave)
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