Calendar of Events

All programs require registration unless otherwise noted. 


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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Nature Tales

07/27/2014 @ 12:30 pm-1:00 pmJoin us and explore nature through a story. Listen to a tale about an animal or a habitat. Story time may include meeting a live critter, a simple craft or acting out the story.

PhenoForays - Butterflies and Flowers Monitoring

07/27/2014 @ 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 and butterflies for Project BudBurst and Nature's Notebook, online databases to help scientists understand the effects of climate change on phenology of native species. Each monitoring date will include a brief 10 minute training on targeted species ID and data collection protocols before heading out into the field. Participants should be able to handle 1/2 mile of easy trail walking.

Pop Tab Jewelry

07/27/2014 @ 2:30 pm-4:30 pmCreate fashionable jewelry by reusing trash! Re-purpose soda pop tabs into wearable pieces of art.

Sunset Paddle - Kayak

07/28/2014 @ 6:30 pm-9:00 pmDiscover a new way to spend summer evenings. View the abundance of the season as you paddle the creek. Make your way back to shore as the sunset illuminates the sky.

WOWW - Wonders of Water and Wetlands Camp

07/29/2014 @ 9:00 am-3:00 pmSubmerge yourself in games, critters, and crafts all related to water and aquatic life. Then, get your hands wet as we explore our tidal creek, wetlands, marsh, and pools. Canoe trip on the last day.



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