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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 summer calendar of events.

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Rainbow Hike

08/16/2020 @ 2:30 pm-3:30 pmHike the Discovery Trail in search of a rainbow of colors. A cool, refreshing treat waits at the end of the rainbow.

Wild Wetlands Kayak

08/22/2020 @ 9:30 am-12:00 pmRevel in the beauty and productivity of the summer marsh while learning the important roles played by the plants and animals that live in the estuary.

High Tide Sunrise Canoe

08/29/2020 @ 7:00 am-9:30 amWith the tide over two feet, glide into the marsh as the songbirds start to sing. Explore distant reaches of the Reserve that are normally inaccessible.

iNaturalist Trek

08/29/2020 @ 11:00 am-12:00 pmTap into your inner naturalist! Use the iNaturalist app while searching Leight Park for interesting plants and animals and help us collect biodiversity data. Learn how you can utilize this program on other outdoor adventures.


08/29/2020 @ 1:30 pm-3:00 pmPlankton, flatworms, and crayfish, oh my! More than just fish live in local waters, though many of these creatures are too small to see with the naked eye. Splash in the creek and use special equipment to observe these tiny plants and animals. *Meet at Pontoon Pier



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