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Friday Field Trips for Homeschoolers: Spring Pools & Sampling

Sponsored by Joppa Flats


Ipswich, MA


Lisa Hutchings - Joppa Flats School and Family Education Coordinator; Johanna True - Teacher Naturalist


(suitable for children 7 - 14 years)


Adult $15.00, Child $13.00


Adult $20.00, Child $18.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

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 - postponed to 3/26

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

Instructions and Directions:

This program is part of our month-long celebration of Earth Day, the nature of Massachusetts, and climate action. For more opportunities to get outside and celebrate with us, visit

Prior to the program, you will receive an email with information on where to meet, parking and facilities details, driving directions, and other guidelines plus Covid-19 safety protocols. 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.