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For Educators

Educators 512Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge welcomes and encourages school, youth and scout groups of all ages!

The Visitor Center offers educational displays on refuge wildlife and habitats, commonly seen and heard critters, and history of the refuge area.  A 100 seat multi-purpose room with full audio-video/ internet capabilities and kid cubby holes for coats and backpacks is available for environmental education programs.  Five hiking trails and a wildlife drive provide opportunity to “get out into nature” for a first-hand experience of the beauty and wonder Mother Nature has provided north Texas.  

If you would like to bring a group to the refuge for a short staff or volunteer-led program, we will be glad to work with you to meet your scheduling and group size needs.  Please contact Courtney Anderson at (903)786-2826 or to find out more about what we can offer.

Teachers – On the 1st Saturday of each month, the Friends of Hagerman and Refuge co-sponsor free “Youth First" nature programs at the Visitor Center.  Special, age-targeted programs for children 4 through 7 and 8 through 12 are provided. There is a different topic every month, which can be found on the Friends website. You can also check the Events Page to find out about other exciting programs offered on the refuge. 

 All refuge activities and facilities are free of charge to both the general public and educational groups.

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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2015
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