Please Note:
Participants who are traveling to Massachusetts from other states must comply with the current Massachusetts Travel Order, which requires a negative COVID-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in Massachusetts.

Outdoor Adventures for Families: Bald Eagles and Winter Birds

Sponsored by Joppa Flats


Newburyport and vicinity


Lisa Hutchings - Joppa Flats School and Youth Education Coordinator


(suitable for children 6 - 11 years)


Adult $14.00, Child $12.00


Adult $18.00, Child $16.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

As spring takes over, it's a great time to explore green spaces with your family in the woods, on trails, and along the shore. "Miss Lisa" and her team will assist with the identification of creatures, provide small group challenges, and share our joy and knowledge about the natural world. Sign up for one or all of these educational outdoor excursions and see nature through the lens of a naturalist!

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.

Feb. 27: Bald Eagles and Winter Birds

March 13: Signs of Spring at Moseley Woods, Newburyport

March 20: Geocaching at Strawberry Hill, Ipswich

April 10: Spring Pool Sampling at Dow Brook Conservation Area, Ipswich

April 17: Life Returns to the Salt Marsh at Joppa Flats Education Center, Newburyport

May 8: Spring Ponding at Woodsom Farm, Amesbury

May 22: Return to the Tide Pools at Sandy Point State Reservation, Ipswich

Instructions and Directions:

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.

Registration is required.
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.