NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

November 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. 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.

NATURE’S HARVEST FREE-FOR-ALL!

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.

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRDING ON CAPE ANN

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.

AFTERSCHOOL AT JOPPA: INTERTIDAL INVESTIGATORS!

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.

HOMESCHOOL STUDY SESSION: SHOREBIRDS

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

Teacher: Lisa Hutchings

Thursday, Nov. 21, 1 to 3 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $17. Registration is required.

NATURE ART CLASS: TURKEY TIME!

Notice the beauty in nature and make it come to life with teacher, Jan Morris. In this session, make a centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table and learn all about these local birds. For children ages 6 to 10. Materials are provided. Parents are welcome but not required to stay. Two remaining sessions, 12/5: Wind up for Winter, 12/12: Rockin’ Reindeer

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

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $18. Registration is required.

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.

Saturday, Nov. 23 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: adults $10. Registration not required.