Activities for Youth at Hagerman NWR
Hagerman NWR and the Friends Offer Programs, Activities for Kids!

Check out our  Hagerman Youth page!  In addition to monthly events, you will find nature-related  activities to do at home and links to great info for youngsters and their families. 

Something New!

New year, new ways!  Starting in January, 2017, the monthly youth nature program is set for the THIRD Saturday, January through November.  The Refuge Rocks is the name for the new program, with a different topic each month, geared to two ages levels, ages 4 - 7 and 8 - 12.

Children in the younger group are to be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult, and parents are invited to attend with older children.

Making reservations for this free program is optional; we know many folks have to plan at the last minute, but it helps us assure sufficient materials for each child.  You may register online or by calling the Refuge, 903 786 2826. (For those who have participated previously, check out our streamlined registration!)

The Refuge Rocks - Eggzactly - Ages 4 - 7
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10:00am – 11:30am
Think of the great variety of shape, color, numbers, habitat and pattern of a variety of egg producing animals, as well as the miracle of life within the egg. Learn how color and markings on eggs help camouflage them to stay them hidden from predators. Please register each child separately, and note deadline, 4 pm, April 13. Parent or responsible adult must accompany youngsters in this age group.
Register For This Event
Membership has its privileges, including discounts on events that carry a fee. You may register as a Friends member, or as a guest. If you choose to become a member, please do so before starting the registration process.
Registration is currently open to Friends of Hagerman members and those who set up a guest account. All registrations must be completed by Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 4:00pm.
Register Now
The Refuge Rocks - Eggzactly - Ages 8 - 12
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10:00am – 11:30am
Think of the great variety of shape, color, numbers, habitat and pattern of a variety of egg producing animals, as well as the miracle of life within the egg. Learn how color and markings on eggs help camouflage them to stay them hidden from predators. Please register each child separately, and note deadline, 4 pm, April 13. Optional - parent or responsible adult may accompany youngsters in this age group.
Register For This Event
Membership has its privileges, including discounts on events that carry a fee. You may register as a Friends member, or as a guest. If you choose to become a member, please do so before starting the registration process.
Registration is currently open to Friends of Hagerman members and those who set up a guest account. All registrations must be completed by Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 4:00pm.
Register Now
Who Lives on A National Wildlife Refuge?

Can you identify an animal by its tracks?  Download and print this puzzle page to test your skill -  identify animals found at national wildlife refuges! Page 2 has the answers, but don't peek!

Want to Know About Bird Migration?

 This video from Cornell Lab of Ornithology gives a good overview of bird migration.

What's Your Wingspan?

 Click here to view file with wingspan of various birds  - spread your arms and ask someone to measure your "wingspan".  Which bird's wingspan are you closest to?

Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826