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March 16, 2013

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 to 4 p.m.

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

SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING

Join experienced leaders in a search for avian activity in Newburyport and Plum Island. For beginners and birders of all skill levels.

Today, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

Fee: $10 adults; $7 children ages 8 and older. Registration is not required.

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRDING

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

Wednesday, March 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Fee: $17. Registration is not required.

AFTERSCHOOL AT JOPPA: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT!

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.

Wednesday, March 20, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Coming up: March 27: Signs of Spring, April 3: Waterfowl Wardens, April 10: Early Birds.

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

$15 per session. Registration is required.

WEDNESDAY EVENING LECTURE: A VISIT TO THE LAND OF OZ AND NZ

Birding veteran Dave Weaver presents an evening of photographs and stories about a recent birding trip to Australia and New Zealand.

Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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

Fee: $4. Registration is not required.

NATURE ART CLASSES AT JOPPA FLATS: MARSH ANIMALS AND PLANT MIRACLES

Children ages 7 to 11 are invited to learn how to make their own “wow” works of art in this Thursday afternoon series with teacher Jan Morris.

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