Newburyport - Joppa Flats Education Center

1 Plum Island Turnpike
978-462-9998

The Joppa Flats Education Center is located at the gateway to one of the country's most productive, year-round, wildlife viewing areas the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Plum Island estuary. Highlights for visitors are the many species of birds that utilize the area's extensive salt marshes, mudflats, rivers, bays, and coastal waters. During local area field trips, Joppa Flats program participants have recorded over 300 species of birds including bald eagle, snowy owl, many warblers, shorebirds, and waterfowl. View our current education program slideshow to get a sense of what we do at the Education Center. The visitor center overlooking the Merrimack River includes a children's education room with seasonal marine touch tanks, a conference center, art exhibits, a nature shop, butterfly gardens, and interpretive displays.



Reviews

Debbi Slavin

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Eagle Festival was so informative for adults and fun for the kids. Went with 2-12 yrs old and it had things to do for all of them I especially loved the Eastern Screech owl presentation and eagle viewing on the Merrimack River.

Amy Nelson

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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Patient, knowledgeable and passionate staff. Had a really fun time on our event. Great programs for young kids and families.

Cathy J. Sakas

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Gorgeous with lots of very short interesting trails that overlook spectacularly subtle diverse ecosystems. With the sighting of a Snowy Owl, it couldn't have been any better!

Fred OConnor

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Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
An excellent place to visit whether it be by yourself or while as a chapperone for a group outing...This place possesses exhibits, an auditorium, a place to view films and some spectacular views of Joppa Flats and the tidal basin... Have been there a few times and am sure to return.....

Dianne Mattingly

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Saturday, July 22, 2017
What an awesome place! Beautiful location, important environmentally, fun. If you have the time to spend the day, do the Audubon Center 1st, then go to the east side of Plum Island, the State/Federal park to see the diverse bird species on the island, then the ocean - great day!

Upcoming Events at Joppa Flats Education Center

Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Seashore Scientists

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Seashore Scientists

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Seashore Scientists

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Seashore Scientists

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Seashore Scientists

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Amphibian And Reptile Ruckus

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Amphibian And Reptile Ruckus

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Ocean Discovery

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Ocean Discovery

Friday, Jul 6, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Wild Survivors

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Wild Survivors

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Wild Survivors

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Wild Survivors

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Wild Survivors

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Bugs Bonanza

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Bugs Bonanza

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Bugs Bonanza

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Bugs Bonanza

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Bugs Bonanza

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Splash! Aquatic Adventures

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Splash! Aquatic Adventures

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Splash! Aquatic Adventures

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Splash! Aquatic Adventures

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Splash! Aquatic Adventures

Friday, Jul 27, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Take Flight

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Take Flight

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Take Flight

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Take Flight

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Take Flight

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Habitat Heroes

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Habitat Heroes

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Habitat Heroes

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Habitat Heroes

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Habitat Heroes

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Keepers Of The Coast

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Keepers Of The Coast

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Keepers Of The Coast

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp - Keepers Of The Coast

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 8:30am
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Joppa Flats Summer Camp 2015

At Joppa Flats Summer Camp, our habitat-based sessions give campers ages 6–11 the opportunity to learn more about their natural surroundings. Weekly half-day trips and a full-day field trip provide full ecosystem immersion for an enhanced camp expe…

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