There are a lot of different ways plants and animals “grow-up” in the wild. Get hands-on with the plants and animals in Leight Park and learn just how they grow over time.
These cold blooded creatures live interesting lives! Spend time with a naturalist learning about what makes them special. Then, get up close and personal with a few of our reptile animal ambassadors.
Through stories, crafts, and activities, learn all about our scaly, slippery, water-bound friends of Otter Point Creek. Spend time getting up close and personal with a few caught right off the shore and see what makes them so unique.
From the fish that swim in the underwater grasses, to the osprey that soar in the sky, the largest estuary in the U.S. has a lot to teach us! Discover how living and nonliving pieces of the estuary ecosystem fit together through activities like fish seining, water quality testing, strolling the shoreline and more.
Why do you find frogs near water? What exactly is a seed? Explore the fascinating ways plants and animals grow over time and what makes them so different from us.
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We all live in a watershed, but how exactly are we connected to it? What role do we play in its health? Spend the day on and near Otter Point Creek as we find the answer to these questions through canoeing, fish seining, and water quality testing.
From the fish that swim in the underwater grasses, to the osprey that soar in the sky, the largest estuary in the U.S. has a lot to teach us! Discover how living and nonliving pieces of the estuary ecosystem fit together through activities like fish seining, water quality testing, and strolling the shorelines.
Underwater grasses are essential to the health of the Chesapeake Bay, but what exactly does that mean? Dive in with activities like fish seining, canoeing, and a shoreline walk to learn what grasses do for our water and how they help the animals that live nearby.
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.