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 » November 2018
3
Sat
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Back again! Friend-and-FUNd-Raiser Dinner and Silent Auction. Delicious BBQ Hawg and all the trimmings. Bid on Disney Tickets and other fantastic items in our Silent Auction. Enjoy the music of Greg... View Details
10
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Join us for the last guided Early Bird Walk of the year, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for Second Saturday. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. Tim Patton, professor of Fisheries and Wildlife Science at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will be the speaker this month, with a presentation on "Fish".Black bass, sand bass, small mouth... View Details
17
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
"Call of the Wild" Can you howl like a coyote or whistle like a woodchuck? Learn about sounds and communications of animals at this month's Refuge Rocks. We will be learning while we are having fun... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Call of the Wild" Can you howl like a coyote or whistle like a woodchuck? Learn about sounds and communications of animals at this month's Refuge Rocks. We will be learning while we are having fun... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
2018 Nature Photo Contest Winners announced. Frank Richards will present on "Leading the Eye". Sharing theme is three of your favorite photos (ducks, reptiles, whatever). Come join us! View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826