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Our Programs are planned for a variety of ages and interests

“Just like a bee needs a flower, a child needs nature”

We want to give you an opportunity to connect with nature, whether it’s by joining us on a kayak trip or exploring the trails with a naturalist in search of wildflowers. Each season we have programs planned for a variety of ages and interests. Take a look at our calendar to see what’s planned for this season and how you can sign up!

Next Event

25 September 2021

Down by the Bay

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road
Abingdon, MD 21009 United States

This National Estuaries Day, explore Otter Point Creek, a local link to the bay. Hike along the water’s edge in search of plants and animals and catch fish using a …

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School Programs

At the Estuary Center, we strive to provide hands-on experiences that will help our visitors understand and connect with the natural world. Even during uncertain times, we are working hard to deliver safe programs, field trips, and outreach opportunities for our community. Click here for a full overview of our school programs based on grade level.

Outreach Programs

We can send a naturalist to you! Whether it is for a specific program you are interested in or if you would like us to host a table at your event. We can run an activity on site or bring our animal ambassadors for your group to meet.

Education Trunks

Bring the outside into your classroom with these unique hands-on, interdisciplinary teaching tools! These education trunks are designed to educate students while building on fundamental disciplines like math, art, social studies, science, language arts, and physical education.

Group Programs

Whether you are a teacher, a scout leader, or a homeschool group, we have multiple options for you to choose from for a field trip experience. Groups of about 10 people will join a naturalist to explore the park, learn about local plants and wildlife, and become inspired by nature. If you have a group of more than 10, we can divide the group up with multiple naturalists.

Live Virtual Field Trips

Using Microsoft Teams or Zoom, a naturalist can connect live with your class or group to discuss a variety of environmental topics, introduce our animal ambassadors, or share ways kids can explore nature in their own backyards.