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June 29, 2013

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 www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats.

Activities and outings meet at the education center unless otherwise noted.

SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING

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

Saturday, June 29, 9-11:30 a.m.

NATURE ART CLASSES AT JOPPA FLATS: KEEPING A NATURE JOURNAL

Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to learn how to make their own “wow” works of art in this Monday morning series with teacher Jan Morris. Coming up: July 8, Nature Journals, July 22, 29, and August 5, Watery Water Paints.

Materials will be provided.

Monday, July 1, 9:30-11 a.m.

Fee per session: $18. Preregistration is required.

MEET BEACH CREATURES AT JOPPA

Starts July 5! Before the beach, after the beach, or instead of the beach, drop in at Joppa Flats and visit the animals of our marine touch tanks for trouble-free tide pooling. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Tuesdays through Sundays in July and August, 9 a.m.-1p.m.

Fee: $2 per child suggested donation. Preregistration is not required.

THE WONDER AND THE WOW: WHALE WATCH ON THE CAPTAIN’S LADY III

Family educator Lisa Hutchings takes adults on a whale watch.

Saturday, July 6, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Meet at the waterfront boardwalk in Newburyport.

Fee: $61. Preregistration deadline: June 27.

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: FAMILY WHALE WATCH

Family educator Lisa Hutchings takes families on a whale watch on the Captain’s Lady III.

Sunday, July 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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