NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

August 31, 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 a.m. 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 the Newburyport/Plum Island area. For beginners and birders of all skill levels.

Saturday, Aug. 31, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Fee: $10. Registration is not required.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING: MARITIME FOREST

Learn to assist children’s educator 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. Two additional sessions. 9/10: Tide Pools and Sandy Beach; 9/17: Bird Banding and the Salt Marsh and Estuary

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 9:30 am-1:30 pm

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

Fee: $20. Registration required.

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRDING

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

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 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.

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.

Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Fee: $12. Registration is not required.

INTRODUCTION TO BIRDWATCHING

Get the basics on field identification, birding locations, and field guides.

Sunday, Sept. 8; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Fee: $42. Registration is required.

GRANDPARENTS DAY SHOREBIRD CRUISE ABOARD THE YANKEE CLIPPER

Lisa Hutchings and the crew of the Yankee Clipper host families with children ages 3 and older for this exploration of the lower Merrimack River.

Sunday, Sept. 8, 8:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Meet at the Newburyport waterfront boardwalk.

Fee: Adults $29; Children $19. Registration is required.

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: THE MILL POND

Family educator Lisa Hutchings takes families on a wildlife adventure around West Newbury’s Mill Pond.

Saturday, Sept. 8, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

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

Fee: Adults $11. Children $8. Registration is required.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING: TIDE POOLS AND SANDY BEACH

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. One remaining session on 9/17: Bird Banding and the Salt Marsh and Estuary

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

Fee: $20. Registration required.