Check out our new Hagerman Youth page! In addition to Second Saturday for Youth events, you will find nature-related activities to do at home and links to great info for youngsters and their families. (Photo by Nancy M. Miller)
Brand new program at Hagerman NWR, for ages 4 - 7 and ages 8 - 12 will meet on the FIRST Saturday of each month, beginning August 3, and Second Saturday for Youth is being discontinued after July, 2013. We are excited to be able to serve more youngsters in parallel programs in this new format. You can register youth online, starting July 13 or by phoning the Refuge, 893 786 2826. Lots of hands-on nature learning and fun! Free.
Free program for youngsters ages 5 - 10 (children age 6 and under must be accompanied by parent or other responsible adult).
Hands-on nature crafts, games and activities.
6465 Refuge Road, A/V Classroom, FOH Center
Sherman, TX 75092
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!
Wild places are fun - but they are wild! Be safe - always go with a grownup who knows the dangers in your area - whether sunburn, ticks, or snakes...Some other safety tips are:
Do not touch wild animals. A wild animal that allows you to get close enough to touch may be sick ro injured and may bite.
Do not touch or pick up baby animals and birds; their parents are watching and may become angry.
Don't eat wild berries and plants unless an expert says it is ok.
Nests and animal scats may hold germs and insects; avoid touching with bare hands, and if you do, wash well!
Want to learn some cool facts about birds? Click Cool Bird Facts to see neat info for youngsters from Bird Watcher's Digest.
Whoooo wants to learn more about owls? Click OWL for fun owl facts.
Love birds? Love your cat? Keep your cat safe and well indoors and protect wild birds!
See American Bird Conservancy for more info!
Parents! Use Facebook? Use this link to reach a Facebook page that lists outdoor places for your family to enjoy near your home.
Here are some tips for going GREEN this spring, from the National Wildlife Federation.