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 2019
9
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Learn about shorebirds at the March Second Saturday. Dr. Wayne Meyer will talk about what makes a bird a shorebird and what makes a refuge a good place for them. Learn about their migrations, their... View Details
12
Tue
10:00am – 11:30am
Put the "Wild" in Wildlife! Make a bird bath 10-11:30 Take a tram ride 1:00 View Details
14
Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Put the "Wild" in Wildlife! Make a bee lodge 10-11:30 Take a tram ride 1:00 View Details
16
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
"A Home for the Bluebirds" Have you ever seen a bright blue bird flying in the air? That was probably a beautiful bluebird. Eastern bluebirds visit Hagerman every spring and summer and there are many... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"A Home for the Bluebirds" Have you ever seen a bright blue bird flying in the air? That was probably a beautiful bluebird. Eastern bluebirds visit Hagerman every spring and summer and there are many... View Details
30
Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
The Friends of Hagerman annual meeting will be held on March 30, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Visitor Center meeting room. Come hear what the Friends have accomplished over the last year. Kathy Whaley will... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826