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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 winter calendar of events or our spring calendar of events

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Plankton Monitoring Studies

02/21/2018 @ 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.

Caught on Camera

02/24/2018 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pmAre animals still active in the cold winter months? We set up a trail camera to find out! Hike to retrieve the camera and return to the Center to sip hot chocolate and review our findings. *Meet at Bosely Conservancy

Critter Dinner Time

02/24/2018 @ 1:30 pm-2:30 pmWatch our turtles, fish, and snakes eat while learning about these fascinating creatures. This is a free drop-in program for all ages.

Conservation Conversation - Welcome to the Anthropocene

02/24/2018 @ 3:00 pm-4:30 pmWe are now in a new geologic time period and things are very different! What has happened to lead us into this new time on Earth and what should we expect? Sit back, grab a snack, and tune into a lecture on the age of the humans.

Beading Basics

02/25/2018 @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pmTry your hand at this ancient way of adorning clothing and special objects. All materials are provided and we help you create your own wearable masterpiece.



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