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Programs for Children, Scouts and School Groups

FREE and open to the public.

    • March 16, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hagerman NWR Visitor Center
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    Quick! Name all of the famous rabbits that you know from television, books, movies, or holidays!  You can probably think of quite a few!  Bugs Buddy, Peter Rabbit, The Energizer Bunny, Rabbit in Winnie-the-Pooh, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Cadbury Bunny, The Easter Bunny, Peter Rabbit, Peter Cottontail, and many more. But, what do you know about rabbits in the wild? Let's explore these cute animals a little further.

    Rabbits are common in stories, cartoons, and especially on certain holidays.  In this lesson, we'll lear about different types of rabbits, their habitats, diet, and special physical features that help them survive in the wild. Each child will make a craft to take home and have fun participating in rabbit activities.  Come join us on March 16 for a free class for youth ages 5-10. Registration required.

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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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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