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The Refuge Rocks! 

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The Refuge Rocks! Upcoming Programs

    • October 15, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Visitor Center
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    As the sun sets at the refuge, night creatures awaken!  Nighttime at the refuge is teeming with activity.  Humans are not adapted for life in the total darkness, but many animals are!  Join us for a “not so dark” kid friendly “Creatures of the Night” event. Learn about nighttime animals, hear a story about some nocturnal animals, and take a short walk in the woods with us to see where creatures of the night make their homes.  We'll also play wildlife games to discover some of the unique adaptations that help nocturnal animals to navigate, hunt, and survive in the dark.  Come out to our October Refuge Rocks program to learn lots of interesting facts about our nocturnal friends here at the refuge.  This free nature activity program is for youth ages 5-10. 


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.

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Friends of Hagerman NWR

The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.

Admission to the refuge, parking and most events/activities are funded by donations and powered by volunteers. 

6465 Refuge Road

Sherman, TX 75092

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

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