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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.


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Marsh Bloom Time Monitoring - Cancelled

03/21/2020 @ 2:00 pm-4:00 pmWe seek to train and schedule volunteers to assist with the Marsh Plant Phenology Monitoring Trail. Learn how tracking timing of plant life stages helps us study climate change effects, using worldwide databases. Volunteers must be able to safely and comfortably paddle a canoe—all monitoring by boat.

Spring Equinox Campfire - Cancelled

03/21/2020 @ 6:30 pm-8:00 pmCelebrate spring’s arrival around a campfire with stories of the plants and critters that signify a new season of growth! End the evening with ever-popular chocolatey s’mores. Bring blankets and camp chairs for extra comfort. *Meet at Pontoon Pier

Promoting Pollinators - Cancelled

03/22/2020 @ 2:30 pm-4:00 pmLearn what all the “buzz” around pollinators is about, and the many things you can do to encourage pollinators. Create a bee house and stay for some sweet snacks!

29th Annual Marsh Clean-Up at the Bosely Conservancy - Cancelled

03/28/2020 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pmHelp us clean up the beautiful Otter Point Creek Marsh - part of the Winters Run Watershed. The Bosely Conservancy is part of the Otter Point Creek Component of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve - Maryland. Join members of the Izaak Walton League and volunteers with Harford County Parks & Recreation and the Chesapeake Bay Reserve to keep our marsh beautiful! Meet at 2601 Perry Avenue, Edgewood, MD at the entrance of the Bosely Conservancy.Wear old shoes or boots and gloves. Scout troops and other groups are welcome. Volunteer hour for your school or organization are documented. Great for community service credit.

Osprey Adventure - Cancelled

03/29/2020 @ 1:00 pm-2:30 pmFind out everything you ever wanted to know about the feisty fish hawks! Hike to spy on Leight Park’s osprey couple and see if they have begun adding to their nest.



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