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?

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Second Saturday - Bees
Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10:00am – 11:30am
A FREE Online Program, Saturday October 10th, 10:00am via ZOOM.

Did you know there are over 4000 native species of bees in the United States, around 700 of which are in Texas? From this webinar you will learn about not only about their diversity and ecology but also how to support native bee populations.

To Register for the Presentation:

Enter your information, press the blue REGISTER button

You will receive an email confirming your registration.

Download the APP called "ZOOM Cloud Meetings" to your preferred device (computer, phone, tablet, etc)

Use the link in the emailed confirmation message to open the meeting on October 10th, at 10:00 AM
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826