Come explore what nature has in store at some of our most amazing wild places on the North Shore! Joppa Flats Education Coordinator Lisa Hutchings and her team will introduce families to local forests, beaches, and trails to make observations in nature, identify wildlife, and enjoy hands-on science activities outdoors. Sign up for one, some, or all!
Joppa Flats will provide all field gear and equipment. This is not a drop-off class; all children must be accompanied by at least one adult. All adults are expected to participate in the program.
3/5: Weather & Wildlife at Old Town Hill, Newbury
3/12: Woodpeckers & Waddlers at Moseley Woods, Newburyport
3/19: Geocaching & Geology at Strawberry Hill, Ipswich
4/2: Songbirds & Ducks at Cherry Hill Reservoir, Byfield
4/9: Spring Pools & Sampling at Dow Brook Conservation Area, Ipswich
4/16: Shorebirds & Minnows at Joppa Flats, Newburyport
5/7: Aquatic Insects & Tadpoles at Woodsom Farm, Amesbury
5/14: Warblers & Lodges at Beaver Pond Reservation, Merrimac
5/21: Tide Pools & Terns at Sandy Point State Reservation, Ipswich
6/4: Bluebirds & Butterflies at Appleton Farms, Ipswich
The location will be within 20-30 minutes of Newburyport and will be chosen based on safety, the forecast, and access to restrooms. Prior to the program, you will receive an email with details on where to meet, parking and facilities information, driving directions, and other guidelines plus detailed Covid-19 safety protocols. All participants must wear a mask and complete a Covid-19 self-health assessment prior to the program. Dress for the weather and terrain.
Cancellation policy: Please notify us at least 24 hours prior to the program's date 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. Refunds are not given for failure to attend, absence, or sick days. If we must cancel a session, you will be notified two hours prior to the program and you will receive a full refund.