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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 fall calendar of events.

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Aquatic Adventures I - Summer Camp - Cancelled

06/26/2020 @ 9:00 am-4:00 pmExplore the watery world of Leight Park and beyond. Dare to adventure with canoeing, fishing, kayaking, wading, tubing and other fun outdoor activities.

Chesapeake Storytellers—Capt. John Smith Kayak - Cancelled

06/27/2020 @ 9:30 am-12:00 pmPaddle back in time to view the site where Capt. John Smith once stood while mapping the Chesapeake Bay. *Meet at Flying Point Park

Birding By Boat - Cancelled

06/27/2020 @ 1:00 pm-2:30 pmJoin birder, Ruth Bergstrom, on a search for the beautiful marsh birds of Otter Point Creek.

What Marsh Plants Tell Us Canoe - Cancelled

06/28/2020 @ 1:30 pm-4:00 pmMonitoring of emergent vegetation, submerged aquatic vegetation, and plant life stage timing yields lots of data. Discover wetland plants and the stories they are telling while navigating to different survey sites along shoreline nooks and crannies.

Science in Nature Explorers - Cancelled

06/29/2020 @ 9:00 am-3:00 pmExperience the excitement of discovery using scientific techniques to explore the natural world! Through wading, hiking, fishing, and more, campers will acquire new skills and memories that will last a lifetime. Canoe trip on last day of camp.



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