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
2
Tue
9:00am – 12:00pm
Show your love for nature! Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, sprucing up trails, trimming and removing brush, trash and general cleanup! The Outdoor Crew meets on the First... View Details
6
Sat
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
10:00am – 11:30am
Do you love butterflies and native plants? Do you enjoy being outdoors and meeting new people? If so, then consider joining a group of volunteers who serve as docents in the Butterfly Garden at... View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Every first, third and fifth Saturday, Garden docents will be on hand to help... 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
10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Every first, third and fifth Saturday, Garden docents will be on hand to help... View Details
27
Sat
9:00am – 12:00pm
Show your love for nature! Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, sprucing up trails, trimming and removing brush, trash and general cleanup! The Outdoor Crew meets on the First... View Details
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Join us for the free nature journal club meeting. Topic to be announced but bring your sketch pads, pencils and watercolors. View Details
28
Sun
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Have you ever wondered what native wildlife species pass through your backyard, what they are doing, or what time of day they are most active? As backyard biologists, we can find out with our own... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826