Monthly Archives: March 2016

Education interns enlighten Spring Break visitors

Like anyone else working at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center during Spring Break, the education department interns had to step it up a notch. Fortunately, college graduates Christine Lewis and Megan Woodall were up to the task and then some, as they informed visitors young and old about everything from Fossil Rim’s animals to its mission […]

Girl Scouts discover Fossil Rim during Badgefest

Peanut butter and jelly, hamburgers and French fries, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Girl Scouts – some things are just a great fit. Each April, Girl Scouts are presented with a prime opportunity to blend fun, knowledge and accomplishment by attending one of Fossil Rim’s Badgefests. Girl Scouts will earn two merit badges and a […]

Baby animals spring to life at Fossil Rim

Visitors who partake in the Scenic Wildlife Drive at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center love to catch a glimpse of baby animals, especially in the springtime, but in the big picture these youngsters serve a far more important purpose. Conservation – and ideally, reintroduction into the wild – is the name of the game at the […]

Kindergartener learns firsthand for rhino project

When each student in his Glen Rose Elementary kindergarten class was assigned a different zoo animal to research, little did six-year-old Judge Woodley realize how fortunate he was to hear his teacher tell him “rhino.” Flash forward and Judge found himself with the opportunity of a young lifetime at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. He was […]

Upgraded Nature Store offers something for everyone

When the original Nature Store at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center was damaged beyond repair in a fire Feb. 17 of 2014, Donna Steakley was devastated. “When the store burned two years ago, I cried and thought the world had ended,” said Fossil Rim’s director of tourism. “People said ‘you’ll see – a bigger and better […]