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 » September 2020
All Day
Have you been out to Hagerman NWR taking photographs that you are proud of? Well, the 2020 Nature Photography Contest opens on Se[t. 1, 2020 and closes on Sept. 30, 2020. You just submit your entries... View Details
10:00am – 10:30am
Dr. Doug Wood fascinating audiovisual presentation will cover Dr. Woods birding trip to Malaysia and Borneo during Summer 2019. He will show photos of birds, mammals, reptiles, habitat, and more from... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
CANCELLED The Magnificent Monarch Migration: All ages meet at the Visitor Center. Come learn about the Majestic Monarch! Please register at this location: View Details
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Russell Graves shares "Ten Ways to be a Better Wildlife and Nature Photographer" at the Nature Photography Club meeting. You can register for the virtual Zoom meeting at... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826