NECWA Events - Summer and Fall 2017

  • Plymouth Waterfront Festival - Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm.

    Join NECWA at the Plymouth Waterfront Festival on Saturday. August 26th, for a full day of fun and excitement. Stop by the NECWA tent to view unique marine wildlife artifacts, including whale baleen, whale bones, shark jaws, and ocean sunfish skin. Pick-up free educational material, including information about our community-sighting network for basking sharks and ocean sunfish. Support NECWA by spinning our prize wheel, making your own shark tooth necklace, or getting one of our glitter tattoos. Lots of fun for the entire family!

  • Rappin for Raptors - Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Boston Nature Center.

    Stop by NECWA's booth at The Boston Nature Center's annual Rappin for Raptors event. The Boston Nature Center is located at 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan, MA. Hike the center's trails, see and learn about live raptors, check out goats from Locust Knoll Farm, and visit the exhibits and displays in Boston’s first green municipal building. Enjoy the live entertainment and delicious food, as well as activities offered by many collaborating cultural and green organizations! NECWA will be conducting our "How Long till its Gone!" marine debris activity and will have lots of free educational material for adults and children. This even turns rain or shine!

  • Paint Night - Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

    Join NECWA for our annual Paint Night at Studio Life Art in Fall River, MA. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 12 under. During this event, you will create your own masterpiece: a beach scene using paint, sand, and shells.

    Click HERE to register for this fun and exciting event.

  • Scusset Beach Marine Debris Cleanup - Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 am to 12 pm.

    Join NECWA for our annual beach cleanup at Scusset Beach State Reservation. NECWA collaborates with Coastsweep to provide data on the type and amount of marine debris that we collect from the beach. Our beach cleanup is free and open to all members of the public. Participants will be treated to a free lunch and nature-themed raffle to thank everyone for helping with this fun and important event.

    Click HERE to pre-register for this free event.

  • Meet Inflatable Salt, the Humpback Whale - Monday, October 9, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm.

    Join NECWA at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 291 US-6, South Wellfleet, MA for a viewing of our new inflatable whale model. This model is a life-sized version of Salt, the most famous humpback whale in our New England waters. The model is 44 feet long and has all of Salt's unique features, including the white scarring on top of her dorsal fin. View how big Salt is from the outside and inside, as kids can go inside the model to view her internal organs and structures, including the heart, ribs, lungs, stomach and intestines. Support NECWA by purchasing our children's book, My Friend Salt, and have your copy signed on-site by the author, Krill Carson.

  • Fall Ocean Exploration Cruise - Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 8 am to 4 pm.

    Join NECWA for our all day marine excursion to view seabirds, whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks, ocean sunfish, and other marine animals found in Massachusetts Bay, including the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Our fall trip is Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 8 am to 4 pm. These offshore excursions give us an opportunity to view marine wildlife and to collect data on coastal wildlife and the environment in which they live. NECWA's Ocean Exploration Cruises are fundraising events that help support our many projects and activities.

    To learn more or to register for this trip, click HERE to access our Constant Contact Event Page. Guest naturalist for this fall trip include: Wayne Petersen (Mass Audubon Society), David Clapp (Natural History Services), Jim Sweeney (South Shore Bird Club), Adrian Jordaan (Dept. of Environmental Conservation, UMASS Amherst, Thomas Robben (Hartford Audubon Society), and Jay Frontierro (7 Seas Whale Watch). NECWA naturalists include Krill Carson, Leah Horeanopoulos, Courtney Callahan, and Michael O'Neill.


All fundraising events help support NECWA's many projects and activities related to educational outreach, research, and conservation. NECWA is an all-volunteer nonprofit, and this allows 100% of all donations goes back into the work we do on behalf of marine wildlife. Thank you for your help and support on behalf of coastal marine wildlife