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Public Programs

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

In the River Center 
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Open Days in the River Center

The River Center will host themed children's events throughout the year. The events will feature our fish tanks, interactive sand table, high powered microscope as well as themed activities and crafts for children. All ages are welcome and admission is free!

Summers: Open Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

7/11-7/13: Coastal Creatures

7/18 - 7/20: Pollinator Paradise

7/25 - 7/27: Exploring Earth & Space 

8/1 - 8/3: Weather Wonders & Climate Connections

8/8 - 8/9: Dinosaur Discovery Days (Closed Saturday)

8/15 - 8/17: Farmyard Fun

8/22 - 8/24: Bird Bonanza and our Coastal Caretakers

In the Watershed

Gooseberry Island Birding

Saturday, June 1, 7 am

Join Master Bird watcher and photographer, Paul Champlin, on Gooseberry Island. This is a major stopping off point on the migration path of many birds.  We will meet in the parking area.

Dune Hike at Cherry & Webb

Saturday, June 8 (rain date 6/9)

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. 


Headwaters Hike with Green Futures

Saturday, June 15

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.


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 provided.

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Need help registering or have questions?

Please contact:
Kim Botelho, Education Director
508-636-3016 ext. 1006,

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