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
 
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
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
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.

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
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