NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

March 29, 2014

Programs at Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats


Newburyport Daily News

---- — 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.

SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING

Weekly trip with experienced leaders in a search for avian activity in the Newburyport/Plum Island area. For beginners and birders of all skill levels.

Saturday, April 5, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: Adults $10. Registration is not required.

INTRODUCTION TO BIRDWATCHING

Get the basics on field identification, birding locations, and field guides. Start an exciting, lifelong learning experience!

Sunday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $42. Registration required.

BECOME AN EDUCATION VOLUNTEER AT JOPPA FLATS: TIDE POOLS OF SANDY POINT

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 8, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Coming up: April 15, Bird Banding & the Beach

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee per session: $20. Registration is required.