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Upcoming Events

Click on an event in the calendar to see the details on the event.

Note that most of our Monthly Meetings are recorded. Links to the recordings hosted by SudburyTV can be found on the Past Event Videos page.

July Exhibit of the Month

Telemetry Tracking, and Trapping: Tools of Wildlife Biologists

Stop by the Visitor Center during regular hours and see our new monthly exhibit. This month's theme is "Telemetry, Tracking, and Trapping: Tools of Wildlife Biologists," where you'll get a look at the tools and equipment that our wildlife biologists use to study the wildlife on the Refuge.

July Movie of the Month

Raptor Force

Stop by the Visitor Center during regular hours to see our new movie of the month. Humans have had a unique relationship with raptors, nature’s aerial killing machines, for more than four thousand years, first through the ancient sport of falconry, and, more recently, as scientists and engineers have turned to these mighty birds as the inspiration for the latest in aircraft design. Learn the secrets of these astonishing aerialists and how they’ve mastered the art of soaring. (Runtime: 55 minutes).

Saturday, July 7, 9:00 AM - Noon
Saturday, July 14, 9:00 AM - Noon
Saturday, July 21, 9:00 AM - Noon

APT Invasive Plant Removal Work Party

Help keep the refuge clear of invasive plants! Assabet Pulling Together (APT) will be removing invasive plants from Assabet River NWR each Tuesday and Saturday through the fall. Wear long pants and bring insect repellant, sunscreen and water. Gloves will be provided if you don't have them. Sessions are open to drop-ins. Please meet at the Visitor Center.

Please contact Dave Lange for more information.

June - August

Assabet River Camp

Drumlin Farm Assabet River Camp are running at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge this summer. There are seven five day camps (each Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM) for kids entering grades 2-5. First camp starts June 25th, last camp starts August 6th. See here for details and registration. 5 day camps Monday–Friday One-Week Camps (entering grades 2–5)

By Appointment

Refuge Explorers

Calling all explorers: come join us for a monthly adventure! See nature come alive as we discover our surroundings and learn about the refuge from the pages of books to the forests and wetlands.

Refuge Explorers is a hands-on program for 6-10 year olds focused on getting kids outside and engaged in nature. Dress for the weather (rain or shine) and an adventure!

Family friendly, siblings welcome. Programs are by appointment, please contact Ranger Jared ( or 978-579-4028) to book your group’s Refuge Explorers program or for more information.


Outdoors This Week

The Friends posts our events to Outdoors This Week, a weekly listing of outdoor activities located west of Boston sponsored by local environmental organizations. Click here to subscribe.