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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.

There will be a 2-week Member Only Registration period for the Summer Calendar until Monday, May 15, when registration will open to nonmembers.

Click here for online registration or call 410-612-1688.

Download a .pdf version of our spring calendar of events and our summer calendar of events.


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Birding by Boat

05/27/2017 @ 9:30 am-11:00 amJoin birder, Phil Powers, on a search for the beautiful marsh birds of Otter Point Creek.

May Marsh Meander - Members Only

05/27/2017 @ 11:30 am-2:00 pmGather at water's edge for an afternoon kayak on the winding channel of Otter Point Creek as it travels through marsh and swamp. Bring a lunch to enjoy in the lagoon.

Sunday Trail Running Series

05/28/2017 @ 10:00 am-11:30 amLog your miles while enjoying some beautiful scenery, and some fellow nature enthusiasts! All skill levels/paces welcome. The course is an out and back, single track, approx. 2 miles long (but you can run it more than once if you choose).

Plankton Monitoring Studies

05/31/2017 @ 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.

Good Morning Marsh - Canoe

06/03/2017 @ 7:00 am-9:30 amGet up with the sun to enjoy an early morning paddle around the marsh. Keep watch for plant and animal life as they awaken.



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