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All programs have been cancelled until further notice.


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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Handmade Valentines

02/08/2020 @ 2:00 pm-4:00 pmUsing handmade papers and treasures from nature, create keepsake valentines for all your favorite people.

Grasses to the Masses Workshop

02/09/2020 @ 12:30 pm-2:00 pmNEW FORMAT—No worries about water spills in your home! Learn what submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is, why it is important to the Bay, and how you can help restore bay grasses. In this free workshop for volunteers, you will set up your grow kit IN OUR GREENHOUSE, sign up for maintenance days, and then help plant the grasses in Otter Point Creek in the spring. No experience necessary.

Raptor Rapture

02/09/2020 @ 2:00 pm-3:00 pmRaptors, or birds of prey, are right at home in the estuary, and sometimes in your backyard! Learn about hawks, eagles, and owls, and examine feathers left behind by these amazing animals.

Leight Speaker Series - Nature and Nosh

02/09/2020 @ 4:00 pm-6:00 pmInteractions Between Aliens and Natives: A Holistic Approach to Managing Invasive Plant Species by Vanessa Beauchamp. Understanding the impacts of invasive plant species is important for making sound management decisions in both your backyard and in larger areas of wildlife habitat. Invasive species can have community-wide effects on plant diversity, insect, and bird populations and even soil biota and nutrient cycling. Removal of invasive species can be an effective part of ecosystem restoration, but it is also important to focus on the environmental changes that allow invasives to thrive in the first place.

Nature Playgroup

02/10/2020 @ 9:30 am-10:30 amLittle 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



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