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 » November 2019
9
Sat
8:00am – 10:00am
Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead our early bird walk, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for the Second Saturday program. Free and... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
The crocodilians represent an ancient and fascinating group that is remarkably different from the other reptiles. In this presentation, I'll start with an overview of the family Crocodylia and the... View Details
11:00am – 11:30am
Following the 2nd Saturday program, the Winners of the 10th Annual Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Contest will be announced. The winners will be presented with a Ribbon and the First-place entries... View Details
16
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
"Talkin' Turkey" Did you know that Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a wild turkey rather than a bald eagle? He did! Ben voted for the turkey, but was outvoted, so our national bird is... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Talkin' Turkey" Did you know that Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a wild turkey rather than a bald eagle? He did! Ben voted for the turkey, but was outvoted, so our national bird is... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
See how powerful the "camera you always have with you" can be for anyone who loves nature. Learn simple techniques to create compelling pictures that tell a story. Stalin shares how he uses his phone... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826