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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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Sunday Trail Running

09/01/2019 @ 10:00 am-11:00 amLog your miles while enjoying some beautiful scenery and some fellow nature enthusiasts! All skill levels/paces welcome. The course is an out and back, single track, approx. 2 miles long (but you can run it more than once if you choose).

Wild Rice Canoe

09/07/2019 @ 1:00 pm-3:30 pmWander through the waving stalks of wild rice within the marsh. Taste what was once a staple of Native American diets and remains an important food source for migrating birds.

Pollinator Paint Night at Leight

09/07/2019 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pmGrab the kids or bring a buddy for an evening of fun and creativity. Follow along on this guided paint night while enjoying snacks and sunset over the water.

Migration Brunch Pontoon

09/08/2019 @ 9:00 am-11:00 amAs the fall season sets in, the migration journey begins for many species. Enjoy a light brunch while gliding along the waters of the upper Bush River in search of osprey, hawks, butterflies and more. *Meet at the Estuary Center

Meet a Critter

09/08/2019 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pmCheck out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special.



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