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.

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.

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
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
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