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 or our summer calendar of events. Priority registration for members only for the summer calendar until May 16.

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Plankton Monitoring Studies - Citizen Science

05/25/2016 @ 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.

Toad Abode

05/28/2016 @ 10:00 am-11:30 amToad-ally awesome creatures are toads! Discover why every yard needs some, and how to create habitat in which they will thrive. Build a toad house to meet shelter requirements.

Kiddy Campfire

05/28/2016 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pmBring your little one to enjoy a campfire on Otter Point Creek! Play games, sing songs, and learn how to stay safe around a fire. Roasted treats provided. *Meet at Pontoon Pier

Marsh Bloom Kayak

05/29/2016 @ 1:00 pm-3:30 pmAs the wildflowers start to bloom, paddle through the marsh to witness their beauty.

Hungry Hungry Hummingbirds

05/29/2016 @ 3:00 pm-4:30 pmThese spunky garden acrobats are quite interesting! Learn about their unique adaptations and make a feeder for them from recycled materials.



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