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. 

Become a Junior Wildlife Ranger!

Become a Junior Wildlife Ranger! Pick up an HNWR Nature Journal in the Visitor Center Nature Nook. Children complete the  Nature Journal, which involves  identifying animal tracks, completing a nature scavenger hunt, and finding birds.  After the completed Nature Journal is reviewed by staff or volunteers at the Visitor Center, a Junior Wildlife Ranger badge is awarded.      


The Refuge Rocks for Youth

The Refuge Rocks is the name for the Friends nature activity program for children, with a different topic each month, January through November, 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!)

Coming June 16


The Refuge Rocks - For Ages 4 - 7
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00am – 11:30am
Flutter Flutter Butterfly! Free nature activity program with stories, crafts and more. Learn the facts of life for butterflies plus some Fun Facts, for example did you know that butterflies "taste" with their feet?? Please register each child individually. Parents or other adults are to accompany the children in this age group.
The Refuge Rocks - For Ages 8 - 12
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00am – 11:30am
Flutter Flutter Butterfly! Butterflies will be the topic for this nature activity program. Study the butterfly metamorphosis,other butterfly facts. For example, did you know that caterpillars are such picky eaters that butterflies must select just the right plant to lay their eggs on? How do they do that? Please register each child individually.
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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