Bruce Spooner Education Center Programs

Fall Events: Guided Walks & River Paddle

Join Us Outdoors this Fall !


Tuckerwood Conservation Area,  9/23rd, 10am-11:30am

Ames Nowell State Park, 10/15th, 9am-10:30am

F. G. Hills State Forest, 11/9th, 1pm-2:30pm



West Water St., Taunton to Dighton Rock State Park, 10/9th, 8:30am-11:30am


Event For Ages 10 & Up:  Explore Water Bugs & More!

Saturday, August 6th, 8:30am-10am

Jay Cordeiro, Wildlife Conservation Biologist, will introduce participants to the aquatic macroinvertebrate fauna found in fresh water. Be prepared to get wet collecting samples with nets, sieves and by hand.


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Event: Pollinators, Native Plants & Container Gardens

Monday, August 29th, 6pm-7:30pm

Join us as LeeAnne Araujo, horticulturist from Araujo’s Farm in Dighton, provides an informative workshop on pollinator and native plants species for the purpose of planning a spring garden. Question and answer segment to follow. Learn More

See our events calendar for more events

Our Annual Taunton River Tide Calendar

The TRWA publishes a calendar with the local Taunton River Tides. It features the local photography of our past photography contest winners.   Please call our offices at 508-828-1101 for more information. 

You can also order copies of the calendar online, print on demand for $19.99 +$4 shipping & handling. Of that cost, $10 goes 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? Click this link for detailed instructions on how to order a custom calendar. how_to_order_online_flier

The list of winners and preview images can be found at this link.


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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