Each family exploration investigates our riverfront yard's butterfly gardens, flower beds, and native pollinator patches with a different goal for the day.
May 30 / 2:00-4:00 pm
Intro to Foraging: Wild Edibles
Throughout history, people have needed the plant world for food, medicine, and comfort. Using guided foraging skills to learn how our ancestors did it, you'll reconnect with what nature provides and go home with tasty recipes to try!
June 6 / 10:00 am-12:00 pm
No matter what your age, finding and raising caterpillars to adulthood is a fascinating and rewarding activity. It's also a great way of contributing to citizen science!
June 13 / 1:30-3:30 pm
Nature by Origami
Artists and mathematicians will love the challenges and rewards in origami! Using Joppa Flats critters as your inspiration, you'll learn how to fold your way to a diverse menagerie of paper birds and beasts.
August 8 / 9:00-11:00 am
Joppa Flats: A Botanical Perspective
From grasses to wildflowers, to shrubs and trees, you'll learn about the native plants that are happiest growing beside a New England estuary as you study them on site.
August 15 / 3:30-5:30 pm
You've located and identified birds by sound; now learn how to do the same with insects. We'll listen for different insect calls, find these hidden singers, and discover how they contribute to the ecosystem.
Dress for the weather, and wear sunscreen and insect repellent.
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.