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Feed the Beach Creatures (ages 6 -12)

August 11 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until August 18, 2021

It’s time to feed our touch tank animals! You can help us with sea stars, sea urchins, and rock crabs from the rocky shore; moon snails, surf clams, and hermit crabs from the sandy beach; and minnows, mud whelks, and horseshoe crabs from the salt marsh. Assist our animal husbandry team in sorting, identifying, and then feeding all these creatures as you learn about their fascinating habits.


July 21, or August 18: Rocky Shore Residents

July 28, or August 11: Sandy Beach Dwellers

July 14, or August 4: Salt Marsh Inhabitants

Instructions and Directions:
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, Newburyport. Dress for the weather; use protection from biting insects. Program details will be forwarded in advance with details about what to expect and what to bring.

Instructor: Lisa Hutchings – Family and Early Education Coordinator
Audience: Family(suitable for children 6 – 12 years)
Members: Adult $5.00, Child $5.00
Nonmembers: Adult $5.00, Child $5.00

Registration is required.

Joppa Flats Education Center
1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950


August 11
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Joppa Flats Education Center
1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA United States
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