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
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 Migrants: Birdwatching @ 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. Informal guided walk—Fall Migrants … Birdwatching with Corinne Errico. Visitor Center.

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.

Sep
24
Sun
Gardenkeepers Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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