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 fall calendar of events or our winter calendar of events.

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Eve of New Year's Eve Sunset Social

12/30/2014 @ 4:30 pm-7:00 pmGather around the fire, surrounded by good friends, good food, and by what is surely the finest sunset on the east coast, for an evening of celebrating 2014 and looking forward to 2015. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. Please register by December 27.

Video Game Workshop

01/03/2015 @ 10:00 am-11:30 amLearn to use Scratch, the MIT-based programming language, to build an ecological food web video game. This class teaches basics in animation and game design. Create a game based on predator-prey principles, then challenge family and friends to get the highest score. *A laptop is needed as well as parental approval to create an account with Scratch.

Journal Through Nature

01/03/2015 @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pmStart off the new year with a way to appreciate the great outdoors! Make your very own nature journal and learn different ways to record your experiences as you walk through the woods. Make your first entry at Leight Park.

Summer Research Round Up

01/03/2015 @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pmVolunteers, members, general public: Please join us for fascinating SAV and water quality research highlights from the 2014 OPCA summer research interns Brittany Long and Kelsea Humes. If you are interested in how our research is conducted or just want to learn more about the natural world, please attend! Refreshments will be served.

If Bones Could Talk

01/03/2015 @ 3:00 pm-4:30 pmYou can tell a lot about an animal just by looking at its bones. Learn how to make an educated guess about how an animal is adapted for survival from the clues within its bones.



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