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
 
Nov
25
Sat
Annual Turkey Walk @ Bluebird Parking Lot on Pleasant Plains Road
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Turkey WalkPaw PrintBack by popular demand. Join us as we walk off that Thanksgiving turkey on an informal walk into the Management Area, normally closed to the public. Walk is 1-1/2 mile round-trip on a service road, not suitable for young children or strollers. Meet at the Bluebird Parking Lot, 197 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Township NJ.

Jan
14
Sun
Who Uses a Wood Duck Box? — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jan 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintOwl in Wood Duck BoxJoin volunteer Leo Hollein for a fascinating look at wood ducks and the many other wildlife species which make use of Refuge wood duck boxes. Optional walk to check out a wood duck box. Will we find a roosting screech owl? Visitor Center.

Feb
11
Sun
Sunday Movie Matinee — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin us for popcorn and a movie (movie to be announced). Visitor Center.

Mar
11
Sun
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! Visitor Center.

Mar
18
Sun
Spring Woodcock Walk @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm

Paw PrintWatch and listen to the elaborate mating displays of the American woodcock. Indoor pro-gram followed by a guided walk on Pleasant Plains Road. Program and walk led by volunteer Pete Axelrod. Dress warmly. Visitor Center.

Mar
22
Thu
Spring Woodcock Walk @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm

Paw PrintWatch and listen to the elaborate mating displays of the American woodcock. Indoor pro-gram followed by a guided walk on Pleasant Plains Road. Program and walk led by volunteer Pete Axelrod. Dress warmly. Visitor Center.