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.

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Early Bird Shoreline Stroll

11/01/2014 @ 8:30 am-10:30 amWith the tide at its lowest, walk the shoreline in search of animal tracks and more, followed by a light breakfast cooked over the fire. *Meet at Pontoon Pier:

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

11/01/2014 @ 11:00 am-12:00 pmJack Frost has NOTHING to do with it! Learn what causes our brilliant forest colors in the autumn...and why it sometimes isn't so colorful. Why do trees then lose their bright foliage? Bring some of your best fall foliage from home for identification and discussion.

Wonderful Colorful Trees

11/01/2014 @ 2:30 pm-4:00 pmGather 'round and listen to a story about the colorful change of the season. Hike through the forest to collect fall leaves to make crowns and become kings and queens of Leight Park.

PhenoForays - Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Flowers

11/02/2014 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pmPhenology is the study of the timing of recurring life cycle stages of plants and animals. We are seeking volunteers to help monitor flowering plants, butterflies and dragonflies for Project BudBurst and Nature's Notebook, online databases that scientists use to understand the effects of climate change on the phenology of native species. One-half mile of easy walking. Register for one, several or all six phenoforays.

Late Fall Scavenger Hunt

11/02/2014 @ 2:00 pm-4:30 pmWho will find the most fall flowers and migrating birds on this playful tour of the creek?



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