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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Waterfowl with Dr. Wayne Meyer
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10:00am – 11:30am
As winter nears, the waterfowl for which Hagerman NWR was originally established are moving in. Come Zoom to Second Saturday and learn about all the geese and ducks that visit our refuge and why they come. Dr. Wayne Meyer will lead a talk on Saturday November 2020 starting at 10AM. Photo Credit Byron Clark
To Register for the Presentation:
1. Click or copy/paste:
2. Enter your information, press the blue REGISTER button
3. You will receive an email confirming your registration.
4. Download the APP called “ZOOM Cloud Meetings” to your preferred device (computer, phone, etc)
5. Use the link in the emailed confirmation message to open the meeting on November 14th, at 10:00 AM
Photo Credit: Bryon Clark
Hagerman NWR
6465 Refuge Rd
Sherman, TX 75092
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Friends of Hagerman
(903) 786-2826
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826