Activities for Youth at Hagerman NWR
The Refuge Rocks - For Ages 4 - 7
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00am – 11:30pm
"Camo"! How do colors, spots and stripes help nature's critters hide or hunt successfully? Learn more about camouflage at our nature activity program this month. Parent pr other responsible adults must accompany children in this age group, and please register each child individually, for our count.
The Refuge Rocks - For Ages 8 - 12
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00am – 11:30am
"Camo"! Camouflage helps animals hunt or hide successfully. Learn ways nature helps conceal critters, whether by color, pattern, mimicry or?? at our free nature activity program this month. Please register each child individually.
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!)

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?

Events » October 2018
4
Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Garden Docents monthly meeting; visitors are welcome to come and learn more about volunteering in this enjoyable program! The agenda includes reports on past activities, educational topics, and... View Details
6
Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and... View Details
13
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Dr. Wayne Meyer will lead the October Early Bird walk, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for the Second Saturday program. View Details
8:00am – 2:00pm
Special Event: The Refuge Roundup! Celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week Saturday, October 13th, 8:00am to 2:00pm Since Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge in 1903... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Hagerman NWr is know for the large population of wintering geese, but geese are just one of the many waterfowl that can be seen here.Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College... View Details
14
Sun
3:00pm – 4:00pm
What is the real cost of water? Who owns the surface water and/or the groundwater in Texas? How does living in a Ground Water Conservation District affect the water rights of citizens residing in its... View Details
20
Sat
10:00am – 11:30pm
"Camo"! How do colors, spots and stripes help nature's critters hide or hunt successfully? Learn more about camouflage at our nature activity program this month. Parent pr other responsible adults... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Camo"! Camouflage helps animals hunt or hide successfully. Learn ways nature helps conceal critters, whether by color, pattern, mimicry or?? at our free nature activity program this month. Please... View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826