Bio-Blitz Free-for-All

Event Date: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Event Info
Cost: 
Free
Contact Phone: 
978-462-9998
Recommended Age: 
All ages
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Connect with nature and tune in to the multitude of organisms that surround everyone, starting at Joppa Flats.

This free drop-in family event features an engaging mixture of indoor and outdoor activities that will open your eyes to the great biodiversity of animals, plants, and insects in gardens, salt marshes, and backyards. Science displays and inter-activities include the Life of the Honey Bee, "Meet Beach Creatures” at the tide pool touch tank, Rotting Log Investigation, Wildflower Seed Bomb Making and the Guess Who Lives in the Great Marsh? Challenge.

Joppa Flats staff and volunteers will present family walks or presentations every half-hour-past-the-hour.

10:30am: Mary Jacobsen / Horseshoe Crabs: Living Fossils

11:30am: Susan Coolidge / Teeth and Skulls of Plum Island Wildlife

12:30pm: Lisa Hutchings / Salt Marsh March (Bring your rain boots!)

1:30pm: Kirsten Lindquist / Birding the Backyard 2:30pm: Kirsten Lindquist / Signs of Spring

This program is open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by adults. This is a rain-or-shine event.

Area/Neighborhood: 
Location: 
Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats
1 Plum Island Turnpike
01950 Newburyport , MA
Phone: 978-462-9998
42° 47' 57.1848" N, 70° 50' 48.7716" W
Massachusetts
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