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 » July 2019
11
Thu
10:00am – 12:00pm
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
13
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Biologists Sarah Spangler and Krissy Sardina from the Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery will be presenting on the ecology, history, and status of the American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) and... View Details
20
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
"Fireflies Light Up the Night" Have you ever spotted a firefly sparkling on a warm summer night? You may have seen fireflies glowing in the trees and bushes and maybe even caught one. There's... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Fireflies Light Up the Night" Have you ever spotted a firefly sparkling on a warm summer night? You may have seen fireflies glowing in the trees and bushes and maybe even caught one. There's... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
David Parsons, Bert Garcia and Alan Lusk are presenting a program on cleaning your camera and photography equipment at the next FOH Nature Photo Club meeting. The presentation will include live... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826