Programs, Classes, & Activities at Joppa Flats

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Ready for some outdoor adventure? We’ve got all kinds of fun programs and activities for you and your friends and family! You can do activities like Nature Bingo, print out a discovery booklet, or play at our Nature Play Area. We also have vacation week programs. Get out & explore >

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 >

Young kids learning to use binoculars

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Joppa offers programs for families in February and Vacation Days programs for children ages 8 to 11 in April! Learn More >

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 >

Adult Birders

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 >

Plate-billed Mountain Toucan (Photo: David Larson)
Plate-billed Mountain Toucan (Photo: David Larson)

Joppa Flats offers a variety of local, national, and international travel experiences year-round. Trips range in focus from natural history to birding to photography and more! Browse upcoming trips >