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It's field trip season! Did you know schools can come out to Back Bay NWR and participate in a variety of hands-on activities? Call today 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

  • Summer Events


    There's lot to do at Back Bay NWR in the summer! All of our summer camp spots are full but many other programs are available for the whole family!

    Upcoming Events
  • Check out an Explorer Backpack

    Nature Hike - PROMO

    Binoculars, field guides, a map and more are included in each Explorer Backpack. Check one out for the day at not cost at the Visitor Contact Station.

    More Info
  • Volunteers Needed!

    Get Involved - PROMO

    Have you taken a ride on the Blue Goose Express? Do you want to help keep Back Bay's trails beautiful? Check out our Get Involved page for more information on volunteer opportunities!

    Get Involved
Page Photo Credits — Sunset on Back Bay, Larry Wilcox, Tundra Swans, Roger Roberts
, Blue Goose Express, USFWS, American bittern, Alex Monday/2013, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2014


  • 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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