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 September 12, 2015
Coastsweep volunteers at Plum Island Beach cleanup

Joppa Flats Education Center and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge announce that the Coastsweep 2015 cleanup for Plum Island, including the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Sandy Point State Reservation, will be held on Saturday, September 12, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

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...
September 12, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
COASTSWEEP is the annual statewide cleanup of Massachusetts coastal and riverine environments. For more...
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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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