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Calendar of Events

All programs require registration unless otherwise noted.


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 OPCA online registration or HC online registration or call 410-612-1688.

Download a .pdf version of our winter calendar of events.

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Critter Dinner Time

12/29/2018 @ 1:30 pm-2:30 pmWatch our turtles, amphibians and snakes eat while learning about these fascinating creatures.

Eve of New Year's Eve Sunset Social

12/30/2018 @ 4:30 pm-7:00 pmGather around the fire surrounded by good friends, good food, and what is surely the finest sunset on the east coast, for an evening of celebrating 2018 and looking forward to 2019. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. Please register by December 28.

Plankton Monitoring Studies

01/02/2019 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pmOur plankton citizen science project is a great opportunity for science-minded individuals to contribute to monitoring and research at the Center. Help is needed with collection, identification, and analysis of plankton samples. Interested individuals should contact the Center for introductory training.

Earth in a Glass Bowl

01/05/2019 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pmHow is a terrarium like planet Earth? Let science and creativity collide while learning about our amazing planet and create a mini Earth terrarium for your office or home. All materials provided.

Winter Sunshine Hike

01/05/2019 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pmResolve to fight the wintertime blues with plenty of fresh air and sunshine. Hike our beautiful trails and soak up lots of vitamin D!



Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.


eco friendly parties click here


OPCA is a non-profit organization
which supports all the great opportunities and programs at the Estuary Center. Find out more click here.

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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center / 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 / 410-612-1688