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Programs for Children, Scouts and School Groups

FREE and open to the public.

The Refuge Rocks! Upcoming Programs

Refuge Rocks! is held every Third Saturday at 10:00 am, designed for ages 5 to 10.  Registration Required.

Dates, Times and Topics

Puddles' Craft Corner

Fun nature crafts for kids with lots of information about the creature being made and all the instructions you need!

Puddles' Craft Corner 

The Junior Ranger Program

Complete a Hagerman-specific activity book to become a Jr. Ranger. Upon completion, participants will be guided through a rectied oath to be conserve natural resources and will receive an official Jr. Ranger Badge.  Two levels of difficulty.

Field Trips for Teachers and Other Groups

A fun, free and educational field trip is only a few clicks away.  Explore conservation topics, science, wildlife and other sessions presented by Spencer Beard, Visitor Services Manager, assisted by trained Master Naturalists.

Application Form

Cindy Steele

Cindy Steele, Chairperson of Children's Activities of the Hagerman NWR Board of Directors, is from Whitewright, Texas and has lived in Sherman for 39 years.  She was a teacher for 31 years and retired in 2012.  She taught 3rd grade for most of that time, but also taught preschool, 5th grade, middle school theater arts/speech, and high school theater arts.  She received her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees from Austin College.  Cindy is married and has one son. 

Cindy began volunteering with the Friends of Hagerman after she retired from teaching in 2012 and has been enjoying working with the youth activities and butterfly garden docent program since.  She is a member of the Hagerman NWR Board of Directors and a Certified Texas Master Naturalist having completed the initial training in the fall of 2018.

Fun Links for Kids

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Events and activities hosted by the Friends of Hagerman are funded by donations and powered solely by volunteers.  There are no fees for admission to the refuge or parking; the refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.

6465 Refuge Road

Sherman, TX 75092


Kroger: Stop by the customer service desk at Kroger and link your Kroger Card to the Friends of Hagerman: the Friends will get rewards for every dollar you spend, at no cost to you.

Please add friendsofhagerman@gmail.com to your contacts to ensure delivery of registration confirmations, account information and the Featherless Flyer

Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center 

See you at the refuge!

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