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 on May 20

 

The Refuge Rocks - Turtles at HNWR - For Ages 4 - 7
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00am – 11:30am
What if you could carry your house around on your back, wherever you go? Turtles, the original "mobile home" do this! Learn about tortoises, terrapins, and turtles, and which kinds can we see at the Refuge? Free program of nature activities for ages 4- 7; parent or responsible adult must accompany children in this age group. Note reservation deadline, May 18. Register each child separately online, or call the Refuge - 903 786 2826.
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 Friday, May 19, 2017 at 4:00pm.
Register Now
The Refuge Rocks - Turtles at HNWR - For Ages 8 - 12
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00am – 11:30am
The more than 293 species of turtles alive today inhabit a variety of habitats including marine, freshwater and terrestrial regions throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the world. Turtles are best known for the hard shell (also called a carapace). Learn top turtle facts and which species are found at the Refuge at this free nature program! Please register each child separately, online or by phoning the Refuge, 903 786 2826, and note deadline for signing up, May 18. Parents may accompany youngsters in this age group (optional).
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 Friday, May 19, 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