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 » March 2018
3
Sat
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Bring a brown bag lunch and learn more about the garden docent program at Hagerman NWR. Visitors welcome. View Details
10
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead our first Early Bird walk for 2018, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for the Second Saturday... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
The bluebird carries the sky on his back. - Henry David Thoreau, Journal, April 3, 1852 Learn more about the Bluebird at this presentation by Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology, Austin... View Details
13
Tue
10:00am – 3:00pm
Head on out to the Refuge for Spring Break fun for youngsters and their families! Free - no registration needed, EXCEPT, please call for reservations for Tram Tour, 903 786 2826. View Details
14
Wed
10:00am – 3:00pm
Head on out to the Refuge for Spring Break fun for youngsters and their families! Free - no registration needed, EXCEPT, please call for reservations for Tram Tour, 903 786 2826. View Details
15
Thu
10:00am – 3:00pm
Head on out to the Refuge for Spring Break fun for youngsters and their families! Free - no registration needed, EXCEPT, please call for reservations for Tram Tour, 903 786 2826. View Details
16
Fri
10:00am – 3:00pm
Head on out to the Refuge for Spring Break fun for youngsters and their families! Free - no registration needed, EXCEPT, please call for reservations for Tram Tour, 903 786 2826. View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Head on out to the Refuge for Spring Break fun for youngsters and their families! Free - no registration needed, EXCEPT, please call for reservations for Tram Tour, 903 786 2826. View Details
17
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Turn Green! It's Spring-time! New plants are pushing up and sprouting buds and leaves. Learn more about how plants grow at our free nature activities program for youngsters Please register - online... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Turn Green! It's Spring-time! New plants are pushing up and sprouting buds and leaves. Learn more about how plants grow at our free nature activities program for youngsters Please register - online... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Speaker Russell Graves, topic TBA. View Details
24
Sat
10:00am – 4:00pm
Join us for another Walt Davis Workshop! Participants will help choose the topic for the workshop, see attached file. Spend the morning indoors with instruction and the afternoon sketching outdoors... View Details
25
Sun
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Members of the Friends of Hagerman, as well as anyone interested in the organization, is invited to the annual meeting. Hear reports for 2017 accomplishments, State of the Refuge address by Refuge... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826