The Friends of Great Swamp NWR host a series of interesting, fun, and educational programs every month. Download the complete Calendar of Events for the current listings.
Paw Printindicates programs suitable for children
 
May
27
Sat
Endangered Species Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

(Tentative—Date “turtle dependent”) The turtles are back! Come learn about endangered species and welcome the head-start turtles back home. Visitor Center.

Jun
2
Fri
Great Swamp Strike Team Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help eradicate emerging invasive plant species. Work days on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Volunteers Needed! Meet at Visitor Center.

Jun
8
Thu
Invasive Species Control Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help control invasive plant species. Volunteer work days on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month through September. Meet at Visitor Center.

Jun
9
Fri
Refuge Ramble — The Bockoven Trail, Today and Yesterday @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Paw PrintInformal guided walk at the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center. The Bockoven Trail—Today and Yesterday.

Jun
10
Sat
Volunteer Orientation @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about volunteer opportunities at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Visitor Center.

Jun
11
Sun
Garden Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

No experience necessary. Visitor Center.

Lenapes In New Jersey — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintLearn about the lore and culture of the native Americans who historically inhabited this area. Refreshments. Visitor Center.

Jun
16
Fri
Great Swamp Strike Team Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help eradicate emerging invasive plant species. Work days on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Volunteers Needed! Meet at Visitor Center.

Refuge Readers @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of Toms River by Dan Fagin. Copies are available for loan at the Visitor Center. New members always welcome. Visitor Center.

Jun
22
Thu
Invasive Species Control Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help control invasive plant species. Volunteer work days on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month through September. Meet at Visitor Center.