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March 16, 2013

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 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.

Thursday, March 21, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.

Coming up: March 28: Starry Nights; April 4: Bird Nests, Eggs and Chicks; April 11: Trees in Full Swing. Materials will be provided.

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

$18 per session. Registration is required.

AERIAL ACROBATS: WOODCOCKS AND MORE!

Join Joppa Flats sanctuary director Bill Gette and Naturalist David Davis for an evening in search of the remarkable American woodcock. Witness spectacular aerial stunts and learn more about the impressive and unique adaptations of this unlikely shore bird.

Thursday, March 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

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

BIRDING THE MAINE COAST

Explore excellent birding sites in Maine for winter seabirds and waterfowl with Joppa Flats sanctuary director Bill Gette.

Saturday, March 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Fee: $55. Registration is required.

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.

Saturday, March 23, 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.

DUCKS-R-US

Join Joppa Flats Science and Education Coordinator Dave Larson on an all day adventure through Plum Island, Cape Ann, and Cherry Hill Reservoir in search of nearly 20 species of ducks.

Sunday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Fee: $50. Registration is required.