Bruce Spooner Education Center Programs


Upcoming Events

For Adults:

April 4th, 10:00AM- Herring Life Cycle Tour with Herring Fishery Commissioners

Apr 18th, 10:00AM- Guided Walk, Erwin Wilder Wildlife Management Area with Ellenor Simmons

May 11th, 9:30AM- Guided Walk, Mill River Dam Removal Tour with Beth Lambert

May 21st, 8:30AM- Birding at Mallard Point with Ellenor Simmons


For Children, School Vacation Week:

Apr 16th, 10:00AM- Herring Run with Herring Fishery Commissioner

Apr 17th, 11:00AM- My Taunton River (ages 0-5) with Old Colony History Museum

April 18th, 2:00PM- Adventures of Water (ages 6-12) with Old Colony History Museum


Programming is made possible due to the generosity of our donors, the Bruce Spooner Family and a grant from the





See our events calendar for more events

Our Annual Taunton River Tide Calendar


The TRWA publishes an annual calendar fundraiser with the local Taunton River Tides.

The calendar, featuring wildlife and scenery within the Taunton River Watershed, is comprised of work from local photographers who are chosen from our Calendar Contest. The Contest is open throughout the year with submissions of up to 5 photos due by September 1st. The entries are judged by the TRWA Board of Directors.

Calendars are available for $20 at TRWA’s Watershed Center at Sweets Knoll State Park beginning November 1st.  Please call ahead at 508-828-1101 for times when the Center will be open.  A limited number of calendars will be available for a discounted price of $15 at the TRWA’s Annual Meeting on November 4th at Bristol County Agricultural High School from 4PM-7PM. 

You can also order calendars online with $10 of the cost going directly to the TRWA.

To view and order our TIDE calendar, follow this link:

Want to customize our TRWA calendar?  Would you like it to start in, say, June, or be printed with the tide data from another NOAA tide station, or printed without any tide data? Click this link for detailed instructions on how to order a custom calendar. how_to_order_online     

A list of the 2024 photographers can be found here.




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Diamondback Terrapin Study

terrapin_study_02The TRWA is pleased to announce it will be funding a technician to formally investigate the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemy terrapin) population of Assonet Bay located in Southern Massachusetts. This population and its nesting beach have been documented for several years, but no rigorous studies have been conducted to determine and record the abundance, sex ratio, or age structure of this population. Such a study would provide crucial information for conservation and management of this, and other populations of state threatened species. The goal of this study will be to provide a comprehensive research report that can be shared with conservation partners and set up the

terrapin_studybasis for long term study of survivorship and site fidelity. The study will involve the use of floated hoop traps, which were used successfully in the 2015 Allens Pond (Westport) terrapin survey. Diamond Back Terrapins are found along the east coast and are Massachusett’s only brackish water turtle species. They are listed as threatened on the State’s Natural Heritage Endangered Species list. Watch our site for more information on this study