Published on July 22, 2019

Joppa Flats Named Best of Boston®

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Boston magazine's annual Best of Boston® feature, which recognizes what is top flight in the Hub and the Bay State, has honored three Mass Audubon Wildlife sanctuaries for 2019.

Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport has been selected in the "Best Family Friendly Activity" category in the North region, while Boston Nature Center (BNC) in Mattapan has been chosen in the "Best Neighborhood Diversion" category and Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln for the "Best Family Friendly Activity" category in the West region.

In praising Joppa Flats, Best of Boston® judges wrote:

"Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center offers wildlife educational programs designed to make nature fun—and a trip to the beach a (gentle) teaching moment. Kids and adults alike can explore marine touch tanks and art exhibits at the center, then set off on guided tours across the refuge's 52 acres of salt marsh and mud flats, home to more than 300 species of birds, including bald eagles and snowy owls."