The Wonder and the Wow: Museum of American Bird Art & Birding

Sponsored by Joppa Flats
March 7, 2020 (Saturday) 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location:

Canton

Instructors:

Jonathan Brooks - Naturalist; Lisa Hutchings - Joppa Flats School and Youth Education Coordinator

Audience:

Adult

Members:

$45.00

Nonmembers:

$55.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Why should kids have all the fun? Come along for a full-immersion nature experience built for adults. Enjoy a group meal and the social side of being outdoors. You'll come away with a brand-new enthusiasm for the wildlife and habitats around you!

January 4 / 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Behind the Scenes at the New England Aquarium
We'll go "backstage" at the New England Aquarium to see marine critters as they are fed, cared for, and raised by the aquarist team. We may even feed the salmon, meet the octopus, or watch a seal being trained - there's a new surprise each trip! *Registration deadline Friday, December 13

February 1 / 9:30am-2:30
Lowell's Boat Shop & Winter Wildlife
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the oldest operating boat shop in the United States, Lowell's Boat Shop, established in 1793. Afterward, heading down the Merrimack River to its mouth, we'll search for local raptors, Brant, diving ducks, and Harbor Seals.

March 7 / 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Museum of American Bird Art & Birding
Mass Audubon's Museum of American Bird Art (MABA) features art that connects people and nature. Take a trip to view exciting works by internationally recognized artists such as John James Audubon, Charlie Harper, Andy Warhol, and others. Weather permitting, we'll also do some birding along the museum's trails that wind through meadow, forest, and swamp.

JUST ADDED! March 28 / 9:00am-4:00 pm
Behind the Scenes at the New England Aquarium
We'll go "backstage" at the New England Aquarium to see marine critters as they are fed, cared for, and raised by the aquarist team. We may even feed the salmon, meet the octopus, or watch a seal being trained - there's a new surprise each trip! *Registration deadline Friday, March 6

April 4 / 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Goldsmith Woodlands
Discover the rich history of this special place, from its Native American encampment site to stories about local conservationist Bessie Goldsmith, who donated her land to protect it. Observe early signs of spring around the pond and marshes, with possibilities like pitcher plants, sundew, snapping turtles, Great Blue Herons, and Wild Turkeys.

May 23 / 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History & Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery is simply one of the best places to see migrating land birds in eastern Massachusetts. After we've experienced its glories, we'll travel on to the Birds of the World gallery at Harvard's Museum of Natural History, where you'll see the completely renovated exhibit featuring hundreds of stunning mounted bird specimens.

Instructions and Directions:

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars. The cost of a meal is not included.

Joppa Flats Cancellation Policy: Please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your program if you must cancel. If you cancel less than 24 hours ahead, we can only offer a refund or credit if we subsequently fill your space. We cannot transfer your payment to another registration with less than 24 hours' notice.

Registration is required.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950