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Attention all program registrants: All programs require pre-registration for the forseeable future. There will be no drop-in programs. Please be advised all programs will take place outdoors with social distancing and face masks are recommended to be available for use.


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 summer calendar of events.

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Nature Tots

01/06/2020 @ 11:00 am-12:00 pmLittle 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: full moon, snow, groundhogs, hibernation, owls, skunk cabbage

iNaturalist Trek

01/11/2020 @ 11:00 am-12:00 pmTap into your inner naturalist! Use the iNaturalist app while searching Leight Park for interesting plants and animals and help us collect biodiversity data. Learn how you can utilize this program on other outdoor adventures.

Kid's Kooky Science Experiments

01/11/2020 @ 2:30 pm-4:00 pmCalling all budding scientists! Don a lab coat and prepare to have fun while conducting hands-on experiments in our lab! Learn how the world around us works.

Rustic Winter Bird Feeders

01/12/2020 @ 2:30 pm-4:00 pmNot all birds migrate – some tough out the winter here in Maryland! Make a log bird feeder to take home to your backyard birds and help them survive the season of scarce resources.

Leight Speaker Series - Hometown Habitats

01/12/2020 @ 4:00 pm-6:00 pmLearn how to transform your yard, local park, or congregational property into a haven for wildlife using native plantings. Hometown Habitat is narrated by Dr. Douglas Tallamy, UDel bug expert and an international leader of the native plants movement. Weaving together environmental science and real-life experiences, Hometown Habitat is a story told by people who experienced the challenges and rewards of transforming their outdoor spaces to be more resilient and welcoming to all forms of life. It inspires us all to make a difference, one property at a time. 90 minute movie with an intermission, followed by Q and A session and potluck refreshments.



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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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center / 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 / 410-612-1688