February 2018 Friends of Hagerman NWR Activities



Patricia Crain, Friends of Hagerman

Second Saturday Denison Dam the Story of Lake Texoma from Conception to Today Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00am – 11:30am Paul Balkenbush, deputy manager of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, will present a program on Second Saturday entitled Denison Dam: The Story of Lake Texoma from Conception to Today. Come join us to learn about why the dam was constructed, how it was built, and the way it works. You will also learn how the resulting reservoir promoted the establishment of Hagerman and Tishomingo national wildlife refuges and earned its nickname: The Playground of the Southwest. The Refuge Rocks – Just Ducks! (Free Program for Ages 4 – 12) Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10:00am – 11:30am Ducks can fly, swim, and waddle! Some can dive while others just dabble. We have many folk sayings related to ducks water off a duck’s back if it walks like a duck, and more! Learn more at our free nature activities program for youngsters. Please register at http://www.friendsofhagerman.com/Contact or call the Refuge, 903-786-2826. Watch for a new topic each month. Parent/ responsible adult must accompany youngsters in the 4 7 age groups. Basic Photography Class Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

This will be the first of four sessions geared to those who want to learn the basics of using their digital camera. Sessions will be held on the 3rd Saturday in February, April, June and August. Session I Push Your Button will be spent on learning the various parts of your camera; Individual help will be available to each participant. Classes are open to the public, free of charge, and are sponsored by the Friends of Hagerman Nature Photography Club. Please register at http://www.friendsofhagerman.com/Contact (in the Comments Section please tell us the make and model of the camera you want to learn to use). When you sign up for this class you will be registered for all 4 sessions. Free Tram Tours, Saturdays and Sundays Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm, Recommended for adults and children 6 years old and over. Take a guided tour of the refuge with an expert birder aboard the open air, all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express! Enjoy a trip along Wildlife Drive and some of the Pad roads at the Refuge, with frequent stops to view and photograph wildlife, especially birds. Learn about the history of the town of Hagerman and the operation of the refuge. This 60-90-minute guided tour is offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm, weather permitting. Seating space is limited; please call to reserve your seat: 903-786-2826 between 9am-4 pm Monday thru Saturday or from 1pm to 5 pm on Sundays. Please speak to a volunteer when making or cancelling a reservation as volunteers are unable to access messages on the Refuge phone system. Tours are free of charge; however, donations to the tram maintenance fund are appreciated.



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