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
5
Fri
Great Swamp Strike Team Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 5 @ 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.

May
7
Sun
Volunteer Orientation @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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

May
11
Thu
Invasive Species Control Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 11 @ 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.

May
13
Sat
Garden Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for some spring weeding, planting, and mulching. No experience necessary. Visitor Center.

May
14
Sun
All About Bluebirds — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintLearn all about bluebirds with volunteer Leo Hollein. Indoor presentation followed by a peek inside an active bluebird nest box. Visitor Center.

May
19
Fri
Great Swamp Strike Team Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 19 @ 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
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of Founding Gardeners by Andrea Wulf. Copies are available for loan at the Visitor Center. New members always welcome. Visitor Center.

May
21
Sun
Junior Refuge Manager—Earn Your Badge Day @ Wildlife Observation Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJunior Refuge Manager BadgeFor kids ages 5 to 13. Volunteers will be on hand to help you complete your Activity Guide and earn your Junior Refuge Manager Badge. Wildlife Observation Center.

May
25
Thu
Invasive Species Control Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 25 @ 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.

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.