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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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Salamander Hunt

03/10/2019 @ 1:00 pm-2:30 pmTurn over logs and search the underbrush for spring's most elusive amphibian, the salamander! Make the acquaintance of red-backed and slimy salamanders and discover their importance to our environment.

Critter Dinner Time

03/16/2019 @ 10:30 am-11:30 amWatch our turtles, amphibians and snakes eat while learning about these fascinating creatures.

Tree Talk

03/16/2019 @ 11:30 am-1:00 pmTake a cool, relaxing hike among the oh-so-important trees to mark the International Day of Forests! Head back to the Center for an easy and fun nature-inspired craft.

The Science of Clouds

03/16/2019 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pmClouds capture our imagination and our attention! Examine clouds from the outside in, from outward appearance to inner workings. Includes an experiment and cloud themed treat!

Water Watch

03/17/2019 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pmUse the same tools as scientists to evaluate the water quality of Otter Point Creek while learning about the importance of available clean water! Perform hands-on water testing to celebrate World Water Day!



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.


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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