Programs, Classes, & Activities at Joppa Flats

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Joppa Flats offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone.

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Kingbird © Richard Johnson
© Richard Johnson

Joppa Flats hosts a wide variety of birds year-round. Join us on an upcoming birding program or go birding on your own. Whichever you choose, bring the checklist of birds you might see at Joppa Flats. Start birding >

School program examining owl pellets

The Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport offers a wide variety of fun and educational ecology-based programs for Pre-K through high school grades year-round. Learn more >

Birders using scopes at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Take your birding to a higher level with our Birder's Certificate Program! This program is equivalent to an undergraduate-level ornithology course, with the addition of extensive field time and the opportunity for self-directed study. Get the details >

Woman w binoculars birding in winter © Nick DeCondio
© Nick DeCondio

Winter is a wonderful time to bird in northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire. In celebration of this season, Joppa Flats hosts the Superbowl of Birding every January. Learn more >

Merrimack River Eagle Festival logo

When winter returns to Merrimack Valley, so do the Bald Eagles. Every year we host a grand event marking their return, and we hope you'll join us in celebrating these very special winter residents. Learn more >