Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a visit to one of nature’s wonders. Texas’ Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is the winter home for one of North America’s most magnificent endangered species, the whooping crane. These enormous cranes migrate every fall from Canada’s Alberta and Northwest Territories provinces, 2400 miles, to the shallow waters of the coastal salt marsh.
We will depart Houston on Friday morning for a motor-coach ride to Rockport where we have engaged Captain Tommy Moore and his boat The Skimmer to take us to the winter grounds of the whooping cranes. Dr. Felipe Chavez-Ramirez, the director for Conservation Programs of the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, who holds a PhD from Texas A&M University, will be our expert guide.
Friday evening we will enjoy sunset cocktails at a waterfront house on Mustang Island and then dine in Port Aransas. On Saturday, early risers can walk to the beach before breakfast. While the whooping cranes are the centerpiece of our visit to the coast, we will see shore birds, egrets, herons, and gulls as we spend the morning exploring the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. We will wrap up our journey with a special lunch and a bus ride back to Houston.
Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.
Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course.
Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.