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Summer 2016Summer Programs (PROMO)

There is always something to see at the refuge. Spend some time exploring with us during one of our summer programs!


Fishing Clinics: Clinics will be hosted by the Great Bridge Fisherman's Association. Dates are JUNE 28, JULY 12, JULY 26 and AUGUST 9. Clinics will begin at 9:00am and end at 12:00pm. A parent must remain with children for the duration of the clinic. Ages 15 and under, call to reserve a spot.

Bay Discovery: Wednesdays at 2:00pm (June 22 - August 31) - we will pull a large seine net through the water, searching for fish, insects and other life that lives under the water's surface. Then, we will take a guided hike along the Bay Trail, observing the plants, birds, insects and reptiles that call the Refuge home. This program is for all ages, no reservation needed.

Back Bay Explorers: Thursdays (June 23 - August 18) - a single day camp. We explore Back Bay NWR through a sea turtle nest recreation, netting activity, crafts and nature walks. Spots are limited, ages 6-12.

Nature Camp: 4-week sessions (July 1 - July 22 & July 29 - August 19) on Fridays from 9:00am-12:00pm - an in-depth experience of Back Bay NWR through nature hikes, fishing, and  more. Spots are limited, ages 10-15.

Evening Tram Tours: Fridays at 6:00pm - an evening ride through Back Bay NWR on an open-sided tram vehicle. Enjoy the late afternoon and learn a bit about the wildlife and history of the refuge. Call to sign up, bring the whole family!


There is no cost for the summer programs but a $5.00 entrance fee does apply (or a $15.00 year-long pass).

Last Updated: May 09, 2016
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