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Environmental Education


Time for school again. Don't forget Back Bay NWR offers a variety of free SOL-correlated programs for local schools. Call 301-7329 to schedule.

For Educators

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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What's Happening

  • EAST DIKE OPEN July 10th!

    Managed Wetlands (PROMO)July 10, 2015

    The East Dike Trail will open Friday, July 10th! Enjoy the views of Back Bay from the East Dike Trail on your way to False Cape State Park. Please remember to stop at the entrance station.

  • Turtles 2015!

    Sea Turtle UpdateJuly 06, 2015

    Our first TWO turtle nests of the summer have arrived! Both nests have been left in situ (in place) on the beach. The first nest is only half a mile from the Visitor Contact Station if you would like to check it out. The eggs will hatch in late August or early September.

  • Summer Events


    Check out upcoming summer programs. The Biology Adventure and Sea Turtle Explorers camps are full but other programs offer fun for the whole family!

    Upcoming Events
  • Blue Goose Tram Tours


    Spring is here! The Blue Goose Tram will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April and May, departing at 9am and returning by 1pm. No reservations needed.

Page Photo Credits — Sunset on Back Bay, Larry Wilcox, Tundra Swans/Roger Roberts
, Tundra swan/USFWS, American bittern/Alex Monday (2013), All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2015



    Nature Hike (PROMO)May 05, 2015

    The East Dike will close and the West Dike will open on Tuesday, May 5th. Enjoy!

    Events Information
  • Explorer Backpacks

    April 1, 2014 PromoApril 01, 2014

    Check out a pack and explore your national wildlife refuge! Packs must be returned the same day they are checked out.

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