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
 
Aug
18
Fri
Refuge Readers @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a fun and lively discussion of Geese of Beaver Bog by Bernd Heinrich. Copies are available for loan. Visitor Center.

Aug
24
Thu
Invasive Species Control Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help control invasive plant species. Volunteer work days on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month through September. Meet at Visitor Center.

Aug
26
Sat
Gardenkeepers Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us to work in the gardens. Volunteers Needed! Visitor Center.

Target Archery Open Shoot @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 2:30 pm

No registration necessary. Certified instructors. Ages 10 and up. Visitor Center.

Volunteer Orientation @ Wildlife Observation Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Aug 26 @ 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Do you prefer being outdoors? Learn more about opportunities. Meet at Wildlife Observation Wildlife Observation Center.

Sep
8
Fri
Refuge Ramble — Fall Wildflowers @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Paw PrintInformal guided walk at the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center. Fall Wildflowers.

Sep
10
Sun
Living in Bear Country — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin Visitor Services Manager Jon Rosenberg for a special program on black bears. Visitor Center.

Sep
14
Thu
Invasive Species Control Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help control invasive plant species. Volunteer work days on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month through September. Meet at Visitor Center.

Sep
15
Fri
Refuge Readers @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of Tyrannosaurus Sue by Steve Fiffer. Copies are available for loan. Visitor Center.

Sep
16
Sat
18th Annual Fall Festival — Water @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Paw PrintJoin us for a Fall celebration. This year the theme is the Wonders of Water—after all, it’s a Swamp. A day of fun activities for all—with free hot dogs on the grill. Photo contest winners will be announced. Visitor Center.