Meet our tide pool animals in the open air of Joppa Flats' shaded backyard overlooking the Merrimack River! Handle live Jonah crabs, sea urchins, and sea stars from the rocky shore; moon snails, sand dollars, and hermit crabs from the sandy beach; and minnows, mud snails, and horseshoe crabs from the salt marsh. As a bonus, you'll meet our "seasonal specials," including praying mantis hatchlings and American toadlets that our interns are raising until they can be released in early fall.
This program requires preregistration. Each session is limited to 25 people. Choose your date, then your time.
This is not a drop-off class. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult, and all adults are expected to participate in the program.
Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center. Dress for the weather; use protection from the sun and biting insects. Program details will be forwarded in advance with details about what to expect and what to bring.
If you must withdraw from the program, please let us know so we can open your space to others.