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 spring calendar of events or our summer calendar of events. Priority registration for members only for the summer calendar until May 16.

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Plankton Monitoring Studies

06/29/2016 @ 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.

Olde Tyme 4th of July Campfire Picnic

07/02/2016 @ 12:00 pm-1:30 pmWe supply hot dogs and fixin's, watermelon and lemonade. You bring side dishes for your family and your own folding chairs. Picnic, games, and fun for all! *Meet at Pontoon Pier

Owl Prowl

07/02/2016 @ 8:30 pm-10:00 pmExplore the woods with us on a summer night at Bosely Conservancy to learn about and locate the owls that call this bottomland hardwood swamp home. Make sure to dress for muddy trails and warm summer temperatures. *Meet at Bosely Conservancy

Swirling Swallows Pontoon

07/03/2016 @ 9:00 am-10:30 amGlide along Otter Point Creek as we learn about the fascinating barn and tree swallows. Watch their powerful, quick and graceful flight as they swoop after insects.

Nature Tales

07/03/2016 @ 1:00 pm-1:30 pmStory time with a natural twist. Listen to stories, learn new songs, and move like the animals.



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