Calendar of Events

All programs require registration unless otherwise noted. 

M = Member price; NM = Nonmember price


Programs listed in the calendar are for individuals and families. If you have a group, such as scouts, that would like a program, please contact the Estuary Center or complete and return our Program Request Form.

Click here for online registration or call 410-612-1688.

Download a .pdf version of our summer calendar of events or our fall calendar of events

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Good Morning Marsh Kayak

08/27/2016 @ 7:00 am-9:30 amIn the natural world the day begins early. Get up with the sun to see who's "shaking a leg" in the wee hours of the morning, on the water and in the wetlands.

Critter Dinner Time

08/27/2016 @ 1:30 pm-2:00 pmWatch our turtles, amphibians and snakes eat while learning more about these fascinating creatures.

Big Batty Campfire

08/27/2016 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pmIt's International Bat Night and it's time to set the record straight concerning this mysterious flying mammal! Sit 'round the campfire to learn the truth about these incredible night fliers, listen and look for them overhead, and enjoy a roasted treat. *Meet at Pontoon Pier

Fabulous Fungi

08/28/2016 @ 1:00 pm-2:30 pmAugust is Mushroom Month! Join us for a hike to search for toadstools, and then enjoy a sampling of fungus based food and drink.

Plankton Monitoring Studies

08/31/2016 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pmOur plankton citizen science project is a great opportunity for science-minded individuals to contribute to monitoring and research at the Center. Help is needed with collection, identification, and analysis of plankton samples. Interested individuals should contact the Center for introductory training.



Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.


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OPCA is a non-profit organization
which supports all the great opportunities and programs at the Estuary Center. Find out more click here.

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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center / 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 / 410-612-1688