A diverse class of children look through microscopes on a table set up outside in a forest

Many refuges offer a variety of guided tours and programs, listed in the schedules below. Ride along on a tram tour, learn about red wolves and bears, paddle out into the waters of the refuges, or see thousands of wintering waterfowl!

From the Gateway Visitor Center, it's only a 30-minute drive to Alligator River NWR or Pea Island NWR. Pocosin Lakes NWR is only 40min away (1:20 to the Pungo Unit) and Mattamuskeet NWR is only 1hr away.  

Is your school, youth, environmental, or other group interested in learning more about the wildlife, plants, habitats and ecology of coastal North Carolina? Refuges are wild places, and we want to teach you more about them!  We offer much for children and educators, including an educational classroom in the Visitor Center. Please reach out to us to find out more about school visits and educational opportunities!

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Alligator River and Pea Island NWR Interpretive Program Schedule

Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges offer a variety of fun and educational seasonal programs. During the summer, programs range from interpretive presentations to tram and canoe tours. During the off season (Sep-May), the refuges host bird walks and special events.

Pocosin Lakes NWR Interpretive Programs Schedule

Pocosin Lakes NWR is excited to announce regular weekly programs to share the refuge's fascinating wildlife with visitors. Come to the Red Wolf Center to learn about these endangered wolves and visit a pair of live wolves. Or, see nature in a new way through special programs with Pocosin Arts or...