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November 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 Join Mass Audubon for half-price through Nov. 30.

Saturday Morning Birding

Join our 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

Fee: adults $10. Registration not required.


Let’s celebrate the abundance of nature’s bounty at Joppa Flats with a full day of free indoor/outdoor family fun, including taste-testing, examinations of invasive species, and bird walks. Rain or shine. Nature-themed attire welcome.

Tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Registration is not required.


Join Joppa Flats Sanctuary Director Bill Gette for this special birding field trip around Cape Ann. Appropriate for all birding levels.

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

Meet at the Friendly’s restaurant in Gloucester, just off the first traffic circle on Route 128.

Fee: $15. Registration is not required.


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. Two remaining sessions. 12/4:Subtidal Scientists; 12/11: Beach Biologists

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

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $15. Registration is required.


Monthly focus topics for homeschoolers, ages 7 to 12, each with an on-site study session and an exciting field trip.

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