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.
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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, October 19, 2018 at 4:00pm.
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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.
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, October 19, 2018.
Register Now
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 » September 2018
1
Sat
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Love butterflies? Curious about some of their behaviors? Then mark your calendars so you won't miss this special opportunity to hear Dale Clark, co-founder of the Dallas Lepidopterist Society, speak... View Details
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Garden Docents monthly meeting; visitors are welcome to come and learn more about volunteering in this enjoyable program! The educational topic for this meeting will be Butterfly Rhythms: Butterfly... View Details
8
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead the Early Bird walk for September, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for the Second Saturday... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Loriann Garcia, Assistant Professor of Biology at Austin College, will speak about Plant and Insect Relationships. All are welcome to attend this free program. View Details
15
Sat
8:00am – 11:00am
Join the FOH Photo Club for a photo shoot on September 15, 2018. Our targets will be dragonflies! Bring your camera, tripod, and water. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Who lives in a pond? Fish, frogs, dragonflies, ducks and more! Learn about a pond ecosystem through games, stories and crafts. Parents are asked to accompany children in this age group. Please... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Who lives in a pond? Beyond fish, frogs and duck there is POND SCUM!! View the smallest creatures/plants in a microscope and learn about a pond ecosystem this month! Please register each child... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Irwin Lightstone will present on "Macro Photography". His photographic work has won numerous awards and is often featured in the Cactus and Succulent Journal. In his work, Irwin often combines... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826