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 winter calendar of events and our spring calendar of events. Priority registration for members only for the spring calendar until February 22.

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Plankton Monitoring Studies - Citizen Science

05/04/2016 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pmOur plankton program is open to interested individuals who would like to take part in monitoring and research. Help is needed with collection, identification, analysis, and research. This is a great opportunity for those interested in science to contribute to research at the Center. All training is provided.

River Fishing

05/07/2016 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pmStep onto our Pontoon Boat to try your luck at fishing. Learn how to clean and filet your catch. Equipment provided. Fishing license required for those 16 and older who will be participating. *Meet at Estuary Center

Mom and Me Kayak

05/07/2016 @ 10:00 am-1:00 pmPut Mom in the queen seat for the day and let her relax while you paddle. BYO gourmet brown bag lunch for dining on Snake Island - dessert is on us!

Tree Identification Lab

05/07/2016 @ 12:00 pm-1:00 pmBring in leafed-out branches and take part in a hands-on lab to learn how to identify deciduous trees, such as oaks, maples and ashes, by their leaves.

Birding by Boat

05/08/2016 @ 9:00 am-10:30 amJoin birder, Phil Powers, on a search for the beautiful marsh birds of Otter Point Creek.



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