Science

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 8A: Moths, Caterpillars and Butterflies

Learn about butterflies, where they are going and what they eat at Joppa Flats.

This program teaches kids about butterflies, catapillars and how they are related to moths and butterflies through metamorphosis.   Learn about different kinds of butterflies found on the North Shore, habitats these creatures live in, how to spot them and what will attract them.

When: 
Thursday, August 13, 2015 1-2:30 pm

YWCA Summer Fun Series: Joppa Alive

Kids will have a hands- on learning experience with Joppa Flats Education Center

The YWCA Greater Newburyport invites you to the 4th  performance of the Annual YWCA Greater Newburyport Summer Fun Series, featuring an interactive live touch tank experience with Joppa Alive, a program by Joppa Flats Education Center. Kids will love the chance to touch indigenous creature fresh from the Gulf of Maine as they learn about their habitats, diets and survival skills! This family-style program is Free and open to the public, though reservations are recommended and donations are appreciated.

When: 
Thursday, August 13, 2015 11am-Noon

Whalemobile at Maritime Gloucester

The Whalemobile comes to Maritime Gloucester.

The Whalemobile is coming to Maritime Gloucester for Maritime Community Day! Join whale naturalist Cynde McInnis for a very special Creature of the Week, featuring a life-sized inflatable humpback whale named Nile. By crawling inside the whale, kids will develop an awareness of and fascination for whales that inspires them to care about the oceans and the wild world around us.  Each session is 20 Minutes. Great for 6-13 yrs with an adult.

When: 
Saturday, August 22, 2015 10:30-12:30pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

MIT Museum's Idea Hub: Weekdays

MIT Museum's Idea Hub is a focuses on hands-on design and engineering!

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission. 

When: 
Weekdays, July 1 - August 18, 2015 10am-Noon
When: 
Weekends Noon - 4pm
Location: 
MIT Museum

Butterflies & Bugs Free-for-All

Joppa Flats will have Free indoor and outdoor activities for kids and families!

Come to Joppa Flats for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about butterflies, moths, and caterpillars.  Staff members and volunteers will provide helpful information, hands-on learning, and several family-friendly activities, including lessons in backyard science, craft projects, and critter collecting demonstrations.

When: 
Saturday, July 25, 2015 10am - 3pm

Plankton Safari

Join the team at Maritime Gloucester for a Plankton Safari every Tuesday and Thu

Come to Maritime Gloucester and discover what lives near the bottom of the oceanic food chain using digital microscopes! Does the term plankton define a certain species? No! It is a term used to describe the enormous biomass of microscopic sea creatures ranging from nascent shrimp, fish and jelly fish to the tiny frye of lobster and squid. Explore the depths as we take samples directly from Gloucester Harbor to the lab where attendees will have hands-on experiences with the lifeforms that serve as a major source of food in the sea! For kids ages 5 and up (with an adult).

When: 
Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays through August 2015 1:30-2:30 pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Eco-Art: Owls

Become a natural biologist and explore the world of owls at IRWS

Become a wildlife biologist as we hike the trails to see where owls live. We'll learn about their habitats, view owl mounts, and dissect a real owl pellet to discover what they eat. On our return, we will create an owl collage from natural materials.

When: 
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 9 am - 11:00 am

MIT Museum's Idea Hub

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Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission.

When: 
Weekends Noon - 4pm
When: 
Weekdays, July 1 - August 18, 2015 10am-Noon
Location: 
MIT Museum

Imagine, Sing & Learn 7A: Frogs, Turtles, & Water Bugs

Learn about frogs turtles and water bugs at Joppa Flats Education Center!

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag!

When: 
Thursday, July 9, 2015 1-2:30pm

Bio Blitz Free-for-All

come learn about biodiversity of Plum Island and the North Shore at Joppa Flats

Joppa Flats Education Center invites families to join them for a full day of free outdoor and indoor fun! Connecting with nature starts with developing a good sense of place, and a great place to start is right here at Joppa Flats. This full-day family event will feature an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor activities that encourage children and adults to learn more about the biodiversity of all the animals, plants, and insects that frequent our butterfly garden, salt marsh, and backyard.

When: 
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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