Joppa Flats Education Center

Overlooking the Merrimack River and near the entrance to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, the Joppa Flats Education Center offers unique educational opportunities for people of all ages. Here, you can explore the region’s wildlife-rich habitats (salt marshes, mudflats, rivers, bays, and coastal waters) through guided tours, marine touch tanks, art exhibits, drop-in programs, and interpretive displays. Read More

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Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event February 27, 2016
Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Celebrate Newburyport's special winter residents—bald eagles with Mass Audubon at Joppa Flats and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at our annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival.

Mass Audubon Joppa Flats volunteer Susan Bishop demonstrates insect collecting techniques. © David Norman
Mass Audubon Joppa Flats volunteer Susan Bishop demonstrates insect collecting techniques.
© David Norman

Do you love the outdoors and want to learn more about sharing nature with others?  Come to Joppa Flats and get a glimpse of our coastal ecology programs through the eyes of a naturalist at our Field School on Plum Island. 

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Upcoming Programs

September 6, 2015 9:00am - 3:00pm
Do you enjoy watching birds but want to improve your ability to identify them? This program will teach...
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Birthday Parties

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Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More

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