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September 14, 2013

Programs AT Mass Audobon'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.

PLUM ISLAND COASTSWEEP

Pitch in and help clean up the beaches of Plum Island. All ages welcome, anytime during the day, rain or shine.

Today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meet at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge parking lot 1.

SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING

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

Today, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center

$12. Registration is not required.

FAMILY DAY AT THE BIRD BANDING STATION

Bring the family to the Joppa Flats bird banding station at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and learn all about scientific research at a real field station. For families with children ages 6 and older.

Sunday, Sept. 15, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center

Adults $10; Children $6. Registration is required.

SEABIRDS AND WHALES

Board the Captain’s Lady III for a birding and whale watching trip guided by marine mammal naturalists and Joppa Flats staff.

Monday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet at the waterfront boardwalk in Newburyport

Adults $48. Children $33 (ages 4 and older). Registration is required by calling Newburyport Whale Watch at 1-800-848-1111.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING: BIRD BANDING AND THE SALT MARSH AND ESTUARY

Learn to assist School and Youth Education Coordinator Lisa Hutchings in coastal ecology and birding programs in the field and at schools. No experience necessary. Program fee is refunded after fulfilling volunteer commitment.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center

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