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March 29, 2014

Programs at Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats

Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, located at One Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, is a natural history education and visitor center that is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday and Monday holidays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the Web site at www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats.

BECOME AN EDUCATION VOLUNTEER AT JOPPA FLATS: SALT MARSH ECOLOGY

Learn to assist children’s educator Lisa Hutchings in coastal ecology and birding programs in the field and at schools. No experience necessary. Full reimbursement with post-training commitment of two half-days per month.

Tuesday, April 1, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Coming up: April 8, Tide Pools of Sandy Point; April 15, Bird Banding & the Beach

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee per session: $20. Registration is required.

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRDING

Join Joppa Flats Sanctuary Director Bill Gette and USFWS veteran David Weaver for this weekly birding field trip in the Newburyport/Plum Island area. Appropriate for all birding levels.

Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $17. Registration is not required.

AFTERSCHOOL AT JOPPA: STAY WITH THE GROUP!

Children in grades 1 to 4 are invited to engage in wildlife learning experiences with a different theme each week. Come for one or sign up for the series. Last in the series: Family Matters (4/9)

Wednesday, April 2, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $15. Registration is required.

HOMESCHOOL STUDY SESSION: ANIMAL TAXONOMY

Monthly focus topics for homeschoolers, ages 7 to 12, each with an on-site study session and an exciting field trip. Teacher: Lisa Hutchings. This month’s field trip is to The Harvard Museum of Natural History on April 17.

Thursday, April 3, 1 to 3 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $17. Registration is required.

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