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 » April 2019
6
Sat
Register Now
10:00am – 4:00pm
Walt Davis is leading a workshop on April 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a focus on insects. Cost is $35 per person and class size is limited. Sign up today! View Details
13
Sat
9:00am – 2:00pm
Hagerman NWR has critical volunteer needs for people interested in mowing, outdoor work, Visitor Center and Nature Nook service. We have many other committees that could use your expertise, too! Come... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Jessica Healy from Austin College will discuss the the basic biology of feral hogs, and how that plays into their spread as an invasive species. She'll also cover how they interact with their... View Details
14
Sun
2:00pm – 4:00pm
What exactly is the organism called golden algae? How did this microscopic invader end up in Lake Texoma? These questions and more will be discussed, along with accounts of fish kills and research... View Details
20
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
"Sustainable Saturday" Have you ever thought about ways you can help protect the Earth? We are celebrating Earth Day 2019 a couple of days early during our April Refuge Rocks program. Come out to the... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Sustainable Saturday" Have you ever thought about ways you can help protect the Earth? We are celebrating Earth Day 2019 a couple of days early during our April Refuge Rocks program. Come out to the... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826