By Natalie Broda, firstname.lastname@example.org,
POSTED: 01/29/18, 5:19 PM EST | UPDATED: 17 HRS AGO
Michael Mansour, naturalist in charge of the Hawk Woods Nature Center in Auburn Hills, is about to undergo his third scientific expedition with the Earthwatch Institute.
He’s spent 45-years building up the nature center as its only employee. From programming to trail development and conservation of the 100-acre land, Mansour has seen thousands come through the doors of the nature center off of Bald Mountain Road.
From March 11 to 18, Mansour will travel as a research assistant with Earthwatch scientists to study the endangered whooping crane, the tallest bird in North America, on the Gulf Coast in Texas.