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Calendar of Events

For family and children's programs, please view the top section of the table.
For adult programs, workshops, and special events, please view the middle section of the table.
For volunteer events, please view the volunteer section of the table.
For projects that the reserve needs help with, but that are flexible, please view the help needed section.

Children's Program Schedule
children's program – Children's Program; family program – Family Program; special event – Special Event; volunteer event – Volunteer Event
Call (603) 778-0015 to register or for more information.

The Great Bay Discovery Center's Seasonal Hours calendar event

The Discovery Center is open for the season. Our seasonal hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, May-September, and weekends only in October.

The grounds are open year round dawn to dusk!

Adult Programs and Workshops - Great Bay Discovery Center/Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, call 778-0015 for more information or to pre-register.
adult program – Adult Program; coastal training program – Coastal Training Program Event; family program – Family Program;
special event – Special Event; volunteer event – Volunteer Event; kayak trip – Kayak Trip

Kayak Programs calendar event

Join us for a paddle on Great Bay or one of its tributaries! Programs vary in location and price, but we can provide all equipment and the trips are led by experienced staff. For dates and details please see our flyer pdf file

Volunteer Events and Opportunities-Great Bay Discovery Center/Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center
Call 778-0015 or email melissa.brogle@wildlife.nh.gov to RSVP to an event or to become a volunteer

Volunteer Educators calendar event

Do you like to spend time outside? How about spending time with kids? Then our education program might be a good fit for you....volunteer your time and teach school children about the cultural history of Great Bay! Spend time outside, and get kids excited about nature and connected to the outdoors. Training is provided and volunteers sign up for shifts that are convenient for them. For more information please see our flyer pdf file

Adopt-a-Spot calendar event

We have several gardens, play boats, and a small man-made stream, all available for adoption! It is the perfect family vollunteer opportunity. We are looking for a volunteers to take care of these 'spots'....weekly weeding, pruning, watering, small repairs, and cleaning. Volunteers tend their 'spot' when it is convenient for them, spending approximately one hour per week, April through October and more time twice a year for seasonal cleanups of teh gardens or boat painting. See our flyer pdf file or for more details and to volunteer contact Melissa.

Help Needed with Flexible, Fun Projects!

This section is updated as oppprtunities arise, please check back often.


*Great Bay Stewards members receive discounts on most programs. Interested in learning about becoming a member of the Great Bay Stewards, the non-profit friends group of the Reserve? Please visit their website.

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Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
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