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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.

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Fish Fillet Foray

02/22/2020 @ 11:00 am-12:30 pmYou’ve landed the big one…now what? We’ll teach you how to clean and fillet a whole fish, then move on to cooking and eating our delicious catches.

Marsh Fairy Lanterns

02/22/2020 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pmFanciful fairies are known to inhabit all sorts of places, including the marsh. Create a beautiful, decorative lantern that is reminiscent of the lush world of marsh fairies in the summer season.

Skunk Cabbage Search

02/23/2020 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pmFind out how this very cool (or should we say hot?) plant manages to bloom and grow in the cold temperatures of late winter. Search the stream valleys of Leight Park to see if it has made an appearance yet.

Leight Speaker Series - Conowingo Dam

02/23/2020 @ 4:00 pm-6:00 pmConowingo Dam, Power on the Susquehanna Don Baldwin, a retired Civil Engineer, will be presenting the video "Conowingo Dam, Power on the Susquehanna." The one-hour video, produced by Maryland Public Television in 2016, discusses the construction and history of the Conowingo Dam. Don was the Senior Civil Engineer at Conowingo Dam for 25 years before retiring in 2016, and was responsible for the dam structure and emergency planning.  Following the video, there will be a Q and A session when participants can mine the depths of Baldwin’s memory and experiences of the Conowingo Dam.  Copies of the DVD will be available for purchase.

Nature Playgroup

02/24/2020 @ 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