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Estuary Engineers – Homeschool – Middle School

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Estuaries are dynamic places and have lots to teach! Learn how to look at this habitat through the lens of an engineer while exploring topics like basics of estuaries, types of wetlands, surviving in a marsh, and protecting estuaries. Each class includes an engineering project.

$3 – $45

Saturday Trail Running

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Log your miles while enjoying some beautiful scenery with fellow nature enthusiasts! All skill levels/paces welcome. The course is an out and back, single track, approx. 2 miles long.

Free
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Nature Discovery Tots

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Explore the Nature Discovery Area with a Naturalist! Each meeting will focus on a different theme of the season.

Free

Shoreline Bingo Hike

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Cool off from the summer heat along the shoreline and see what you can find! Use the bingo sheet provided to discover the excitement of nature. Small prizes will be awarded if you get BINGO!  

$10

Invasinators

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Become 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.

Free

Fantastic Frogs

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Hop on over to dip your net in the ponds and puddles surrounding the Center to see what is swimming around!

$10
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Estuary Engineers – Homeschool – Elementary

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Estuaries are dynamic places and have lots to teach! Learn how to look at this habitat through the lens of an engineer while exploring topics like basics of estuaries, types of wetlands, surviving in a marsh, and protecting estuaries. Each class includes an engineering project.

$3 – $45
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Estuary Engineers – Homeschool – Middle School

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Estuaries are dynamic places and have lots to teach! Learn how to look at this habitat through the lens of an engineer while exploring topics like basics of estuaries, types of wetlands, surviving in a marsh, and protecting estuaries. Each class includes an engineering project.

$3 – $45

Kayak Cruising on the Creek

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Nudge around the endless nooks and crannies of Otter Point Creek and the upper Bush River with an adults only group. Track the changes on the water through the summer season.

$15

Annual Youth Fishing Derby

Pontoon Boat Dock

Introduce your kids to the basics of fishing with assistance from experienced fishermen! This event is sponsored by the Otter Point Creek Alliance and the Izaak Walton League of America, Harford County Chapter. Participants may bring their own rods and reels and tackle, or a limited number are available to borrow from OPCA. Meeting location: …

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$5.00
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Critter Dinner Time

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Watch our turtles, amphibians and snakes eat while learning about these fascinating creatures.

Free

Father’s Day Picnic at the Pier – Cancelled

Pontoon Boat Dock

Grab the father figure in your life and head over to the pontoon pier! Set up a picnic and enjoy the view. We'll have marshmallows, a campfire, games, and more for you to enjoy! *Meet at Pontoon Pier.

$16

Summer Solstice Celebration – cancelled

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Kick-off the start of summer and the longest day of the year at the Estuary Center! Play games, make crafts, and search for critters in the creek with a 100 ft seine net. Summery refreshments provided.

$12

Senses of Sharks

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Did you know sharks have 6 senses?! Head to the shore to learn about shark senses and other JAW-some adaptations that help them survive. Craft an Otter Point Creek shark before snacking on a tasty shark treat.

$12

Pond Explorations

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD

Every pond around the Center is teeming with life. Use dip nets to bring the amphibians and insects up close for observation and conversation!

$10