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Harford County Parks & Recreation has implemented a $10 minimum charge policy for County program registration only. To maintain program topics and prices for a diverse audience, ACLEC has instituted family pricing and series pricing where possible. We appreciate your understanding.

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 HC online registration or call 410-612-1688.

Download a .pdf version of our Spring 2021 Calendar of Events.

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04/18/2021 @ 12:00 pm-2:00 pmBecome part of a 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, weather permitting.

Ponds and Polliwogs

04/18/2021 @ 1:00 pm-2:30 pmHop on over to dip net in the ponds and puddles surrounding the Center to see what is swimming around!

Wandering for Wildflowers

04/18/2021 @ 3:00 pm-4:30 pmThe first wildflowers of spring are elusive and ephemeral but well worth the hunt. Hike on and off trail in search of ladyslippers, wild azaleas, and trout lilies, discovering the survival secrets of each!

Tails and Tots

04/18/2021 @ 3:30 pm-4:30 pmStory time with a natural twist! Listen to stories, learn new songs, and move like the animals!

Nature Playgroup

04/19/2021 @ 9:30 am-10:30 amLittle ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. Topics: Turtles, Flowers, Clouds, Frogs, Ducks, and Butterflies Dates: Mondays, March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26



Monday thru 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