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March 31, 2012

Programs at Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats

NEWBURYPORT — Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, 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. Mass Audubon members receive discounts on programs. Call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats. Groups meet at the education center unless otherwise noted.

FOCUS ON EARLY SPRING MIGRANTS

With winter ducks still around, and migrating songbirds coming into the woodlands, this is an especially exciting time for birding in the Newburyport/Plum Island area.

Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $25; registration is required.

SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING

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

Saturday, March 31, April 7, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fee: Adults, $10; children ages 8 and up, $7; registration is not required.

ECOGAMES FREE-FOR-ALL: SUSTAINING THE SEA

A full day of marine conservation-oriented fun for families with children of all ages. Drop in anytime for games, art projects and lots of science-oriented activities that demonstrate where our seafood comes from. Registration is not required.

Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: Free

INTRODUCTION TO BIRD-WATCHING

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

Sunday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $39; registration required.

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: HARBOR SEALS

Joppa Flats teacher Lisa Hutchings takes you and your family to the banks of the Merrimack River to see harbor seals. For families with children ages 7 and up.

Sunday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fee: $8 for children, $11 for adults; registration is required.

BECOME AN EDUCATION VOLUNTEER AT JOPPA FLATS

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