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Public Programs

WRWA offers hand-ons, interactive programs in the River Center and outdoor exploration opportunities in natural places throughout the watershed.

In the River Center 
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Fledging Fun 

Wednesdays, June 21 – August 23
10 – 11 am

Introduce your child to local wildlife during this one-hour program at WRWA’s River Center.  Each week will feature a different animal found in or around the Westport River and will include a story and related craft or activity. One adult companion is welcome free-of-charge with each registered child.  Appropriate for ages 3-6 with adult companion.  
$10 per child, one adult is free with each child registered

In the Watershed

Join WRWA during June as we celebrate National Rivers Month with these special

Wonders of the Watershed public programs. 


Gooseberry Island Birding

Saturday, June 3

7 - 10 am
Join birding expert Paul Champlin at Gooseberry Island in Westport for an early morning hike to observe the many active bird species at one of Westport’s most scenic sites.  Bring your binoculars, camera, and dress in layers. 


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Dune Exploration Day

Saturday, June 10

8 - 10 am

Explore the wondrous dunes and paths of the Cherry & Webb
Conservation Area with WRWA Executive Director Deborah Weaver. This protected area by the ocean is filled with interesting plants and animals, and affords spectacular views of the southern shore.  Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the Westport Town Beach Parking Area on Cherry & Webb Lane. One day permits will be available for anyone who does not have a Town Beach Permit. 


Hike to the Headwaters

Saturday, June 17

9 am 

Hike to the Headwaters of the Westport River Watershed with Green Futures of Fall River.  This out-of-the-way location is a surprise to all who venture into this untouched landscape where the Westport River has its beginning.   


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Cancellation Policy for Family Programs:

Any cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance will receive a full refund.  Cancellations made the day of the program will not receive a reimbursement.

If WRWA has to cancel a program, full reimbursements will be provide.

River Day: The Wampanoag Experience

Saturday, June 24

10 am - 2 pm 

This annual family fun day celebrates the Westport River. Featured activities include: the Wampanoag Experience Project, live music, children’s games, face painting, and a self-guided walking tour of historic Head of Westport. Wampanoag Experience Project highlights Native history in the South Coast area and shares the deep traditional knowledge and value system of Wampanoag culture. No registration required.  Learn more here

FREE admission for the whole family

Don't see what you're looking for? Need help registering?

For questions, please contact:
Kim Botelho, Education Director
508-636-3016 ext. 1006,

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