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 » May 2019
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Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Do you love butterflies and native plants? Do you enjoy being outdoors and meeting new people? If so, then consider joining a group of volunteers who serve as docents in the Butterfly Garden at... View Details
4
Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Every first, third and fifth Saturday, Garden docents will be on hand to help... View Details
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Tue
9:00am – 12:00pm
Do you enjoy working outside, mowing, sprucing up hiking trails, trimming and removing brush and general cleanup? Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. The Outdoor Crew meets on... View Details
11
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
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
Dr. Aiello will share his research and travel with his students to the islands of Trinidad and Tobago over the last 10 or so years. The talk will share aspects of both the rich cultural history of... View Details
12
Sun
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Take Mom on a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Garden docents will be on hand to help identify the Texas native plants and the butterflies in the garden... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
"Saving Them All - One Species at a Time" Has your child ever asked questions about endangered species? Friday, May 17th is National Endangered Species Day. Since our Refuge Rocks program falls on... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Saving Them All - One Species at a Time" Has your child ever asked questions about endangered species? Friday, May 17th is National Endangered Species Day. Since our Refuge Rocks program falls on... View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Every first, third and fifth Saturday, Garden docents will be on hand to help... View Details
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Brian Loflin, a highly regarded Photographer, Biologist and Author will present a seminar and hands-on workshop demonstrating how to make outstanding images of wild birds in their habitat. During the... View Details
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Sat
9:00am – 12:00pm
Do you enjoy working outside, mowing, sprucing up hiking trails, trimming and removing brush and general cleanup? Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. The Outdoor Crew meets on... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826