NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

April 5, 2014

Programs at Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats


Newburyport Daily News

---- — NEWBURYPORT — 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.

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.

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.

Wednesday Morning Birding

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

Wednesdays, April 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: Family Matters!

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.

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 3:45-5:15 pm

Location: Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA.

Fee: $15. Preregistration is required.

Saturday Morning Birding

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

Saturday, April 12, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: Adults $10. Registration is not required.

THE WONDER AND THE WOW: WATERFOWL OF PLUM ISLAND

Family educator Lisa Hutchings takes adults only outside to discover the wonders of the ducks and geese on Plum Island.

Sunday, April 13, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $18. Registration is required.

EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS HAWK WATCH LECTURE

Craig Jackson of Eastern Mass Hawk Watch presents an introduction to hawk watching in eastern Massachusetts and the northeast United States.

Sunday, April 13, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $10. Registration is required.

EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS HAWK WATCH FIELD TRIP

Come on a free field trip looking for migrating raptors in the Plum Island area.

Sunday, April 13, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Free. Registration is not required.

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: NIGHT HIKE

Joppa Flats teacher Lisa Hutchings takes you and your family on a night time explore!

For families with children ages 7 and older.

Sunday, April 13, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $8 for children; $11 for adults. Registration is required.