Published on September 2, 2020

Family Programs in the Sanctuary's Back Yard

Monarchs in goldenrod field © Suzette Johnson
Monarchs © Suzette Johnson

Tuesdays & Thursdays
September 8–15

10:00-11:00 am • 3:00-4:00 pm

Come to Joppa Flats this fall Designed with both educational fun and pandemic-era safe practices in mind, these are small-group activities for families with children ages 6 to 11.

Education Coordinator Lisa Hutchings invites families to join her in the sanctuary's back yard for two nature-themed explorations:

  • Backyard Bug Hunt — Have fun learning how to find, catch, and handle insects like Monarchs and grasshoppers!
  • Beach Detectives — Get ready for some hands-on beach science with sand, sea shells, beach grass, and rocks! 

Each program will include no more than nine participants consisting of adult-child combinations. Families can choose from morning (10:00-11:00 am) or afternoon (3:00-4:00 pm) sessions each day. 


Preregistration is required for each session.

  • Members: $7/adult, $6/child
  • Nonmembers: $9/adult, $8/child

See schedule & register >