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 fall calendar of events or our winter calendar of events.

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SCHOOL'S OUT! Kitchen Chemistry Color Workshop - Natural Egg Dyeing

04/03/2015 @ 3:00 pm-4:30 pmTake egg dyeing to a scientific level and discover why the right acid/base balance is needed for the perfect egg. Use natural ingredients to color and decorate your eggs. Bring 6 hard-boiled, white-shelled eggs. Holiday refreshments will add to our festive afternoon.

Full Moon Paddle Series

04/03/2015 @ 7:00 pm-9:30 pmLet the full moon light your way as you traverse the marsh and slip from day into night. Date:

To Be An Osprey

04/04/2015 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pmLearn about ospreys and their amazing migration patterns. Hike to see if our local nesting pair has arrived and scope in on possible nesting activity.

Hoppin' Down Leight Park Trail

04/04/2015 @ 1:30 pm-3:00 pmHippity hoppity, spring is on its way! Enter the woods of Leight Park to search for bunnies and birds, complete a scavenger hunt, and see who can build the best nest! Tasty treats provided.

Education Volunteer Training

04/07/2015 @ 9:30 am-3:00 pmHelp students discover and explore estuary ecology. We show you how. Come for as much or little of the training as your schedule allows. Tuesday we will cover the Otter Point Creek Environmental Survey program, including new water quality testing methods and internet data sharing. Thursday will include marsh ecology, SAV, and wetland adaptations. Lunch provided each day.



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