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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

  • April and May Activities

    Nature Hike - PROMO

    Spring is here - take a hike with us! We will explore the flora and fauna of Back Bay NWR. All ages are welcome, call to sign up!

    Spring Programs
  • Snakes, Frogs and Toads... Oh My!

    Herp Walks

    Interested in reptiles and amphibians? Want to check out the frogs and turtles on the refuge. Herpetology walks will be back in May. Stay tuned for dates and times.

    Events at Back Bay NWR
  • Summer is Coming!


    Have you been down to Back Bay in the summer? Be sure to check out programs for kids and adults, including nature camps, evening tram tours and turtle talks.

    Upcoming Events
  • 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: Apr 20, 2014


  • Break Your Winter Blues!

    Nature Hike - PROMOApril 15, 2014 - May 04, 2014

    Spring is here - time to get outside! Come take a hike with us to check out the flora and fauna enjoying the season.

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  • Explorer Backpacks

    April 1, 2014 PromoApril 01, 2014

    Check out a pack and explore your national wildlife refuge!

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