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.
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Mar
11
Sun
Registration Required: The Making of a Movie — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin Directory Scott Morris for a behind the scenes look at the making of the film Saving the Great Swamp. In celebration of the Refuge System’s 115th anniversary, there will be cake! Due to limited space, registration is required. Call 973-425-9510. Visitor Center.

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

Join us for a discussion of The Lost Whale: The True Story of an Orca Named Luna by Michael Parfit. Copies are available for loan. New members welcome. Visitor Center.

Apr
8
Sun
Second Sunday…With Friends: Celebrating Earth “Month” @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Apr 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintEarth Month LogoCome share your ideas for Earth Month—What can we do at Great Swamp? What can you do at home? Interactive Panel Presentation. For all ages. Visitor Center.

May
13
Sun
Second Sunday…With Friends: Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge, Nellie Hill Tract @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin Refuge Biologist George Molnar to learn more about this new refuge created to protect the New England cottontail and other species that utilize thicket habitat. Visitor Center.

May
18
Fri
Refuge Readers – A book discussion group @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Naturalist (Theodore Roosevelt) by Darrin Lunde. New members welcome. Copies available for loan. Visitor Center.

Jun
10
Sun
Second Sunday…With Friends: Migrating Monarchs @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintMonarch photoMonarchs have begun their journey north from Mexico. Join Kathleen Palmer for a fascinating look at this amazing insect and learn how we can all help. Take home a Monarch-friendly plant. Visitor Center.

Jun
15
Fri
Refuge Readers – A book discussion group @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This month we’ll discuss Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Visitor Center