Conservation Projects at Joppa Flats
Joppa Flats Education Center is actively involved with a variety of research projects that relate to wildlife monitoring, research, restoration, and conservation on the North Shore.
Bird Banding Station
The Joppa Flats Education Center established its banding station on Plum Island in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The island represents one of the most important stopover points along the East Coast for passerines during both spring and fall migrations. During our first 16 years of operations, we have banded and released over 36,000 birds. Learn more about bird banding on Plum Island
Salt Marsh Science Project
Since 1996, students in grades 5 through 12 on the North Shore have been working with Mass Audubon scientists to learn about salt marshes and common reed, an invasive plant that grows in salt marshes. Learn more about the Salt Marsh Science Project