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.

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.

Apr
28
Sat
Junior Refuge Manager—Earn Your Badge Day @ Wildlife Observation Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Apr 28 @ 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
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
20
Sun
Junior Refuge Manager—Earn Your Badge Day @ Wildlife Observation Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 20 @ 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.

Jun
2
Sat
Head-Start Turtle Day @ Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Welcome the wood turtle hatchlings back from Massachusetts and get an update on our innovative and successful head-start program with Colin Osborn and Dr. Kurt Buhlmann. Visitor Center Pavilion.

Jun
3
Sun
Refuge Ramble @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintInformal guided walk with Dan Correa and Friends. A different topic each month. Bilingual. Visitor Center 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.