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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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Quartz Crystal Jewelry

12/16/2018 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pmDesign and create a bracelet, necklace or earrings with quartz crystals. Perfect for holiday gift giving, or keep it for yourself! All supplies provided.

Tails and Tots

12/16/2018 @ 3:00 pm-4:00 pmStory time with a natural twist. Come listen to some stories, learn new songs, and move like the animals.

Plankton Monitoring Studies

12/19/2018 @ 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.

Winter Solstice Celebration

12/22/2018 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pmCelebrate the shortest day of the year. Cozy up around the pellet stove to listen to a story and sip hot chocolate. Follow up with a short hike to collect materials to create a solstice lantern for home.

Full Moon Campfire

12/22/2018 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pmDid you know that winter is the best time for stargazing? View the full moon on this cool night with a campfire to keep us warm.



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