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 » February 2018
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Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
This event is a continuation of Begin to Bird, Part I. Register for Part I; it is not necessary to register again. View Details
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Sun
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Resolve to get involved at Hagerman NWR in 2018. Here is your chance to learn about the various volunteer opportunities offered by the Friends of Hagerman and the Refuge. Meet some of our current... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Paul Balkenbush, deputy manager of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, will present a program on Second Saturday entitled “Denison Dam – The Story of Lake Texoma from Conception to Today.” Come join... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Just Ducks! Ducks can fly, swim, waddle! Some can dive while others just dabble. We have many folk sayings related to ducks - water off a duck's back - if it walks like a duck, and more! Learn more... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Just Ducks! Ducks can fly, swim, waddle! Some can dive while others just dabble. We have many folk sayings related to ducks - water off a duck's back - if it walks like a duck, and more! Learn more... View Details
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Tue
12:45pm – 2:00pm
Our first webinar of the year will start with a big picture perspective on monarch conservation by Monarch Joint Venture Coordinator, Wendy Caldwell. Wendy will describe the conservation goals for... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826