School & Group Programs at Joppa Flats

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. We will engage your students in the wonders of our natural world through live animal presentations, inquiry-based learning, outdoor field trips, and science stations throughout the year. Visit us at Plum Island, our “outdoor classroom”, or in our education center. We can also bring the natural world to your location for classroom, schoolyard, library, or afterschool programs. We even offer late spring education cruises on the Merrimack River.

Sampling of Program Topics

Tide Pools & Rocky Shore - Raptors - Bird Banding - Salt Marshes - Weather & Water Cycle

Schoolgroup at Joppa Flats Education Center

We work one-on-one with each teacher to help you select the program that best suits the curricular needs. Our programs are aligned with the Massachusetts Department of Education frameworks for Life Science and Earth Science, and learning standards in History, Math, and Geology can also be integrated into our programs and field trips. Math learning standards can also be included in our programs. Let us help you connect your students or group to the nature of Massachusetts. Programs available for grades PreK-12. Learn More

School Program Catalog

Boy and adult looking at butterfly in net

Whether you’re leading a scout group in search of badges, planning a birthday party, searching for an afterschool program, or looking for an in-depth homeschool program, the teacher naturalists at the Joppa Flats Education Center can assist you. Available on weekday afternoons and limited weekends, themes can be customized for your group’s interests or needs. Learn More