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Tide Pools for Tots at Joppa Flats

September 24 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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One event on September 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM

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Hermit Crabs, Moon Snails, and Sea Urchins! Come meet these beach creatures in the riverside yard at Joppa Flats. Each family will create their own tide pool model with sand, rocks, seaweed, and salt water. Once each habitat is set up, we’ll share our live marine critters with you for you to add to your model tide pool. Your curiosity and wonder will grow as you see how these animals move, hide, and react to each other. Questions and discussion are always welcome!

This program is offered four times:

A: Thursday, September 24, 10:00-11:00 am
B: Thursday, September 24, 2:00-3:00 pm
C: Friday, September 25, 10:00-11:00 am
D: Friday, September 25, 2:00-3:00 pm

Each family will be socially distanced in the open air and use color-coded field gear, which will be sanitized prior to the program. An e-goody bag with fun activities will be forwarded by email after the program. (suitable for children 3 – 6 years)

Adult $6.00, Child $5.00

Adult $8.00, Child $7.00

All programs will adhere to COVID-19 guidelines recommended by the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Health.
– Programs are limited to a maximum of 9 participants
– All participants will wear a mask or facial covering for the duration of the program
– All participants will maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet from other families during the porgram, and when entering and exiting the back yard
– Staff will wear masks and comply with social distancing requirements
– All materials and supplies will be properly sanitized before and after use
– Access to the Joppa Flats Education Center building and restrooms is not available
– An outdoor hand washing station with water and soap will be available
– Hand sanitizer must not be used for the safety of our live animals
– Participants must fill out a self health assessment form

Cancellation policy: Please notify us at least 24 hours prior to the first day of this series 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 receive a full refund.

Registration is required.
1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950


September 24
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Joppa Flats
1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA United States
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