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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 spring calendar of events.


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Kooky, Crazy Cormorants

04/29/2017 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pmThe Bush River is teeming with Double Crested Cormorants! Cruise around on our pontoon as we search for our diving friends. We'll swing by their nesting site to see how much progress they've made.

Name That Tree - Spring Edition

04/29/2017 @ 12:00 pm-1:00 pmIs that tree a maple...or an oak? If one of those, which kind? Bring in a few branches with leaves, and take part in a hands-on lab to learn how to tell one deciduous tree from another.

Spring Forest Flower Hike

04/29/2017 @ 1:00 pm-2:30 pmVenture onto the trails of Leight Park to search for signs of a flush, flowering spring!

A Wonderful Woman of Science: Wangari Maathai

04/29/2017 @ 3:00 pm-4:30 pmAs the first African woman to earn the Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai is an inspirational role model. Gather round to hear the story of this magnificent environmental activist. Delve into Maathai's Green Belt movement with an activity and a craft.

Sketching Spring

04/30/2017 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pmExplore your artsy side while drawing and learning about some of nature's signs of spring. Both beginner and accomplished artists welcome!



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