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
 
Oct
8
Sun
Sunset Walks during National Wildlife Refuge Week @ Bluebird Parking Lot on Pleasant Plains Road
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin us to watch the many species of migrating ducks that descend into the Refuge pools to spend the night. It’s awesome! Easy walk on service roads. Meet at Bluebird Parking Lot, 197 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Township NJ.

Oct
12
Thu
Special Photographer Walk @ Bluebird Parking Lot on Pleasant Plains Road
Oct 12 @ 4:45 pm

Paw PrintGet out to the impoundments and set up your cameras
early. Reservations required; call 973-425-9510 to sign up.

A special opportunity as part of National Wildlife Refuge Week Sunset Walks.

Oct
13
Fri
Garden Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the GardenKeepers for fall cleanup in the gardens. No experience necessary. Visitor Center.

Refuge Ramble — The Bockovens @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Paw PrintThe Bockoven Family farmed this land for over 200 years. Learn about the family with an
indoor slide show followed by an interpretive walk on the Bockoven Trail. Visitor Center.

Oct
20
Fri
Refuge Readers @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman. Copies are available for loan. Visitor Center.

Nov
4
Sat
Youth Deer Hunt @ Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Nov 4 all-day

Refuge closed; Visitor Center open.

Nov
5
Sun
Gardenkeepers Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for Fall garden cleanup and to put up the winter bird feeders. Visitor Center.

Nov
8
Wed
Annual Refuge Deer Hunt @ Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Nov 8 – Nov 11 all-day

Refuge closed; Visitor Center open.

Nov
11
Sat
Volunteer Orientation @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about volunteer opportunities at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Visitor Center.

Volunteer Orientation @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 11 @ 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.