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
 
Jan
19
Fri
Refuge Readers @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of Salt by Mark Kurlansky. Copies are available for loan. New members welcome. Visitor Center.

Jan
27
Sat
Volunteer Orientation @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

We need more volunteers! Especially greeting visitors in the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center. Come learn about the many volunteer opportunities at Great Swamp NWR. 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 PrintThe movie is Saving the Great Swamp, the award winning documentary film. Join us for popcorn, hot chocolate and the inspirational movie.

Feb
16
Fri
Great Backyard Bird Count – Citizen Science Opportunity! @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm

Red-bellied Woodpecker on suet feederPaw Print

You can be a citizen scientist!

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a worldwide, free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.

  • Join us for a census of winter birds at our feeders. Results are reported to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology..
  • Continue the count outdoors on a guided walk.
  • Learn the names of common feeder birds with Bird Bingo!
  • Make a suet feeder and other activities and crafts for kids.

This is a great way to learn about birds and to get started birding. Bird watchers of all ages and skills are welcome. Visitor Center.

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

Join us for a discussion of Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West by Wallace Stegner. Copies are available for loan. New members welcome. Visitor Center.

Mar
3
Sat
Volunteer Orientation @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and learn about volunteer opportunities at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Visitor Center.