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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.

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Rumsey Island Kayak Adventure

09/21/2019 @ 10:30 am-2:30 pmDiscover hidden parts of the Gunpowder River on this island adventure! This is an approximately 5 mile round trip paddle; recommended for experienced kayakers. *Meet at Mariner Point Park

Children's Garden Club

09/21/2019 @ 10:30 am-11:30 amGet out the shovels and trowels to grow a garden full of fun! Cook, create, and explore while learning about how a garden is connected to us and the wild world around us.

Tails and Tots

09/22/2019 @ 12:30 pm-1:30 pmStory time with a natural twist! Listen to stories, learn new songs, and move like the animals.

Birding by Boat

09/28/2019 @ 8:30 am-10:00 amJoin birder, Phil Powers, on a search for the early migratory birds stopping to rest on Otter Point Creek.

Down by the Bay

09/28/2019 @ 12:30 pm-2:00 pmThis National Estuaries Day, explore Otter Point Creek, a local link to the bay. Hike along the water’s edge in search of plants and animals and catch fish using a 100 foot seine net!



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