Interpretation

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Interpretation comes in many forms on this refuge.  We invite you to explore the refuge on your own, using our On-cell program with your cell phones, or join us for one of many guided interpretive programs.


Refuge System interpretation programs provide opportunities for visitors to make their own connections to the natural world. From self-guided walks to ranger-led programs, many national wildlife refuges help visitors learn more about the wildlife and habitat behind the landscapes.

In addition to staff and volunteers presenting programs to audiences, refuges use a variety of exhibits, signs, brochures, and electronic media to communicate natural history stories to visitors. Printed and virtual information is often available on many topics, including plants and animals, seasonal migrations, habitats, refuge management strategies, and endangered species.

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On Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, you may have multiple guided tours any time of the day, simply by using your cell phone. Where you have a state-of-the-art smart phone, a flip phone, or even a laptop in the car, you may watch and listen to a video at each stop, listen to the recorded text while viewing the photos, or simply read the text yourself from the webpage. For more information, visit our ON-Cell site, scan the first QR code you see, or call 1-252-564-3105.

Download the annual program schedule for information on guided programs and tours.