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
 
Apr
9
Sun
Troy Meadows—A Neglected Treasure — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Apr 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintLocated in Morris County, this large wetland marsh is home to a diverse population of wildlife and birds. Join photographer Dave Blinder and Land Manager Len Fariello on a photo tour. Visitor Center.

May
14
Sun
All About Bluebirds — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintLearn all about bluebirds with volunteer Leo Hollein. Indoor presentation followed by a peek inside an active bluebird nest box. Visitor Center.

Jun
11
Sun
Lenapes In New Jersey — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintLearn about the lore and culture of the native Americans who historically inhabited this area. Refreshments. Visitor Center.

Jul
9
Sun
Meet the Interns — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jul 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin the young people who have been working at the Refuge this summer and learn about their adventures. Visitor Center.

Aug
13
Sun
Hummingbirds — Flying Jewels — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin us as volunteer Dave Katz amazes us with all things hummingbird. 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.

Oct
8
Sun
Fall Birding Identification … Migrants, Winter Residents, and Ducks — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Oct 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintVolunteer Corinne Errico will take us through the basics of bird identification followed by an optional walk to join The Big Sit and practice our skills. For all ages. Bring your binoculars or borrow ours. Visitor Center.

Nov
12
Sun
All About The Passaic River Watershed — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin Gigi Graham, Watershed Ambassador, with a special program on the Passaic River, its history, and the critters living in the river. Optional walk to the Passaic River. Visitor Center.

Jan
14
Sun
Who Uses a Wood Duck Box? — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jan 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintOwl in Wood Duck BoxJoin volunteer Leo Hollein for a fascinating look at wood ducks and the many other wildlife species which make use of Refuge wood duck boxes. Optional walk to check out a wood duck box. Will we find a roosting screech owl? 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.