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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

  • Annual Dike Closure

    Beaches and DunesNovember 01, 2014

    The East and West Dike Trails will be closed from November 1 - March 31. Access to False Cape State Park remains available by the beach or by boat along Back Bay.

  • Winter Wildlife Festival

    Winter Wildlife FestivalFebruary 06, 2015

    Don't miss out on the fifth annual Winter Wildlife Festival. Check out all the workshops, day trips and festival kickoff by photographer Kevin Karlson!

    Winter Wildlife Festival Details
  • Turtle Update

    Loggerhead Sea Turtle (PROMO)

    Nest #2 finally hatched! Over 80 hatchlings have emerged from the relocated nest.

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: Oct 31, 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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