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Student Driven Research

We have several programs at Otter Point Creek that are mainly driven by students. If you are a teacher and interested in a project for your classroom, please contact Kriste Garman, Park Naturalist.

Undergraduate/Graduate Summer Research Internship

The Otter Point Creek Alliance and the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Maryland (Maryland Reserve) co-sponsor a summer research internship. Internships are open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students to conduct a summer research project within the Otter Point Creek Component of the Maryland Reserve.

Wood Duck Project

The Wood Duck Project is a cooperative effort with the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, the Izaak Walton League of America - Harford County, and Harford Christian School (HCS).

Student Mentoring

Working in conjunction with Harford County schools on magnet programs such as the Supervised Agricultural Experience at North Harford High School, students develop and conduct their own research projects. Contact Kriste Garman for more information.

For more information, please contact:

Kriste Garman, Park Manager
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Harford County Parks & Recreation
Phone: 410-612-1688
Fax: 410-612-0819



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