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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 OPCA online registration or HC online registration or call 410-612-1688.

Download a .pdf version of our winter calendar of events.

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Plankton Monitoring Studies

01/23/2019 @ 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.

If a Woodchuck Could Chuck...

01/26/2019 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pmThrough story, play and craft, learn about groundhogs and why there is a day honoring them.

Critter Dinner Time

01/26/2019 @ 1:30 pm-2:30 pmWatch our turtles, amphibians and snakes eat while learning about these fascinating creatures.

Family Paint Night at Leight

01/26/2019 @ 6:00 pm-7:30 pmFollow along on this guided paint night while enjoying hot cocoa, hot cider and cookies. All ages are welcome!

Hibernation Hideaway

01/27/2019 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pmFind out which animals make a nice comfy bed to sleep away the winter and what those hideouts look like. Afterwards, build your own cozy fort in which to curl up and read a story while inside the Estuary Center. Hot chocolate included.



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