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 » January 2018
13
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Artist-naturalist Walt Davis and his wife Isabel will speak on their book, Exploring the Edges of Texas. In the book, the couple have paired an historical account with a contemporary voice, comparing... View Details
20
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Amazing Animal Adaptation. Learn about Mother Nature's wonderful match-ups between different birds and animals and their food, habitat and more! Free nature activities program for youngsters Please... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Amazing Animal Adaptation. Learn about Mother Nature's wonderful match-ups between different birds and animals and their food, habitat and more! Free nature activities program for youngsters Please... View Details
27
Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
Sorry, we have reached our seating capacity for this class. View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826