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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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iNaturalist Trek

09/12/2020 @ 10:30 am-11:30 amTap 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.

Monarch Canoe

09/12/2020 @ 1:30 pm-4:00 pmImagine weighing half a gram and flying thousands of miles to reach warm wintering grounds. Sounds impossible, but now is the time to view this phenomenon as monarch butterflies take to the air. Search the sky and the marsh for monarchs, and dragonflies, too!

Wild Sunset Campfire

09/12/2020 @ 6:30 pm-8:00 pmSpread out at the Pontoon Pier while searching for critters in the water, grass, and sky. Relax around the campfire and savor s’mores while the sun sets over the creek. *Meet at Pontoon Pier

Meet a Critter

09/13/2020 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pmCheck out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special.


09/13/2020 @ 2:00 pm-4:00 pmBecome part of a volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date, weather permitting.



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