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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 online registration or call 410-612-1688.

Download a .pdf version of our summer calendar of events or our fall calendar of events.

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Plankton Monitoring Studies

08/22/2018 @ 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.

Members Only - Early Migrants Paddle

08/25/2018 @ 9:00 am-11:30 amTwo months past the longest day of the year, shortening days and cooler nights are signaling “time to pack up and fly south” to the earliest migrators of the avian world, as well as migratory butterflies and dragonflies. Mosey across the creek and through the marsh in search of some of these “early birds”.

Critter Dinner Time

08/25/2018 @ 1:30 pm-2:30 pmWatch our turtles, amphibians and snakes eat while learning about these fascinating creatures.


08/25/2018 @ 2:30 pm-4:30 pmBecome a part of the volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date.

Tails and Tots

08/26/2018 @ 2:00 pm-3:00 pmStory time with a natural twist! Come listen to some stories, learn new songs, and move like the animals.



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