Ocelot Festival 2021

Speakers & Schedule  

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Dr. Sharon Wilcox

Defenders of Wildlife

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Contact (email or phone number):

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Download a full schedule & information about all speakers here!

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The Ocelot Festival has prerecorded and live sessions. Click here to download a full schedule with all sessions!


Prerecorded sessions can be watched anytime and click here to access! They will be posted starting on March 5th until _________ (decide until when taking them down or keeping them up forever).


Live sessions are streamed live on the Viva the Ocelot, Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge's Facebook Page.

Live Session Schedule

Friday, March 5th

7-8pm CST

Welcome and presentation by Dr.Hilary Swarts

Saturday, March 6th

10-11am CST

Draw an ocelot activity with artist Cecilia Sierra

Sunday, March 7th

7-8pm CST

Conclusion presentation

7-8pm CST

Meet the refuge panel featuring Christopher Quezada, Sarge Vasquez, etc.



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  • Refuge open daily, sunrise to sunset. Entry fees are currently waived.

  • Steve Thompson Wildlife Drive (formerly, Bayside Drive), the refuge's 14 mile auto tour loop, is CLOSED to private vehicle traffic, bicycles, and pedestrians to protect endangered ocelots.  

  • Buena Vista Road is open. THE SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH!

  • Please do not drive or park on the dedicated bicycle lane.

  • Refuge walking and biking trails are open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.

  • Visitor Center is closed. Call 956-244-2019 for information.

©2021 by Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.