Activities for Youth at Hagerman NWR
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 - 6 and 7 - 10.

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 » March 2020
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
9:00am – 11:30am
Conservation Funding: Ragan White of Texas Parks and Wildlife will present funding options available for landowners who want to do conservation projects and how to apply for them. The Natural... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Birding By Ear" presented by Dr. Wayne Meyer. Birds can be hard to find, especially when the trees start leafing out in the spring. However, the birds become very vocal during the breeding season... View Details
Another lecture will be offered following the second Saturday presentation on March 14, detailing how to collect, prepare, and curate insects. After these two presentations, we’ll start collecting... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Due to the ongoing precautions and concerns about Covid-19, our Refuge Rocks youth program, "Playin' Possum" will be postponed/rescheduled as feasible. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. We are working with Mr. Graves on another date later this year. Russell Graves shares "Ten Ways to be a Better Wildlife and Nature Photographer" at the... View Details
3:00pm – 4:30pm
All Friends of Hagerman members are welcome to attend the annual meeting in the visitor center at Hagerman NWR. Come and see what we've accomplished and get the latest state of the Refuge... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826