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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Virtual Second Saturday: The Eastern Bluebird
Saturday, January 9, 2021, 10:00am – 11:00pm
Bert Garcia will lead a talk about Eastern Bluebirds on Saturday, January 9th, 2021 at 10:00 am. The topic will cover bluebirds in general as well as the Friends of Hagerman bluebird program which monitors some 50 plus bluebird boxes during the bluebird nesting season beginning in late January and lasting through mid-August every year. Species specifics, habitat, range and many other characteristics of the Eastern Bluebird will be covered as will be the NestWatch nationwide program administered by Cornell Lab of Ornithology under which the Hagerman program is administered. Information, nestbox construction and placement will be covered.

Email: friendsofhagerman@gmail.com for a link to the ZOOM registration, and easy instructions.
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826