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 winter calendar of events.

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Plankton Monitoring Studies

12/14/2016 @ 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.

Terrific Twig Trivet

12/17/2016 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pmFunctional yet attractive, a twig trivet made by you makes a perfect and unique holiday gift for someone special.

Critter Dinner Time

12/17/2016 @ 1:30 pm-2:00 pmWatch our turtles, fish, and snakes eat while learning about these fascinating creatures.

Estuary Elves

12/17/2016 @ 3:00 pm-4:30 pmMischief is happening around the Center and we think elves are to blame! Help us find out what they've been up to as we search for clues. Maybe they even left a tasty treat behind...

Members Only - Winter Celebration

12/18/2016 @ 1:00 pm-4:00 pmCreate some simple crafts to both brighten the holiday season and attract birds, using evergreens, pine cones, seeds and fruits. Refreshments will be provided. There will also be a cookie exchange. If you'd like to participate in the exchange, please bring a batch of your favorite cookies along with the recipe. Yummmm!



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