Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
700 Otter Point Road
Abingdon, MD 21009
Phone: 410-612-1688
Website: http://www.otterpointcreek.org

Located on Otter Point Creek, this 600+ acre portion of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve offers public programs including canoeing, nature hikes, and children's activities. Free Admission.

Naturalist led canoe and kayak trips, by registration only. Kayaks and canoes included with registration fee. Check website for calendar of events.

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July 25, 2017
WOWW - Wonders of Water and Wetlands Summer Camp
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Submerge yourself in games, critters, and crafts related to water and aquatic life. Wade in and get to know the tidal creek, wetlands, marsh, and pools of the Estuary Center and Otter Point Creek. There will be a canoe trip on the last day. This summer camp is for ages 8 to 11.
July 26, 2017
WOWW - Wonders of Water and Wetlands Summer Camp
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Submerge yourself in games, critters, and crafts related to water and aquatic life. Wade in and get to know the tidal creek, wetlands, marsh, and pools of the Estuary Center and Otter Point Creek. There will be a canoe trip on the last day. This summer camp is for ages 8 to 11.
July 27, 2017
WOWW - Wonders of Water and Wetlands Summer Camp
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Submerge yourself in games, critters, and crafts related to water and aquatic life. Wade in and get to know the tidal creek, wetlands, marsh, and pools of the Estuary Center and Otter Point Creek. There will be a canoe trip on the last day. This summer camp is for ages 8 to 11.
July 28, 2017
WOWW - Wonders of Water and Wetlands Summer Camp
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Submerge yourself in games, critters, and crafts related to water and aquatic life. Wade in and get to know the tidal creek, wetlands, marsh, and pools of the Estuary Center and Otter Point Creek. There will be a canoe trip on the last day. This summer camp is for ages 8 to 11.
July 29, 2017
Children’s Gardening
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Have fun growing food and flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as messy fun. Learn about seeds, life cycles, bugs, and cooking the food you grow! This program is for ages 5 to 10 (adult need not stay) and the topic will be “Cool as a Cucumber”.
July 30, 2017
Sunday Trail Running
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Log your miles while enjoying some beautiful scenery and some fellow nature enthusiasts! All skill levels/paces welcome. The course is an out and back, single track, approx. 2 miles long (but you can run it more than once if you choose). This program is for ages All, under 13 w/adult.
July 30, 2017
Recycled Tree Art
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Make an artful wall-hanging of a tree using recycled paper towel rolls. We provide supplies and know how, and you put your own spin on this crafty creation. This program is for ages 10 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
August 5, 2017
Hidden Cove Canoe
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
With the tide in our favor, paddle in the early morning to explore the hidden coves of the marsh. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
August 5, 2017
Meander by the Mill Kayak
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Enjoy a leisurely paddle kayaking Deer Creek upstream from Eden Mill Nature Center and the Grist Mill. Stop along the way for a relaxing wade in the water. Participants meet at Eden Mill. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
August 6, 2017
Critter Cruise Pontoon
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
The tide is high! Venture as far into the marsh as the tide allows and see what is up and at 'em on a fine summer morning. This program is for ages 30 lbs. to adult, under 13 w/adult.
August 13, 2017
Meet a Critter
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Check out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special. This is a free drop-in program for all ages.
August 19, 2017
Critter Dinner Time
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Watch our turtles, fish and snakes eat while learning more about these fascinating creatures. This is a free drop-in program for all ages.
August 19, 2017
Children’s Gardening
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Have fun growing food and flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as messy fun. Learn about seeds, life cycles, bugs, and cooking the food you grow! This program is for ages 5 to 10 (adult need not stay) and the topic will be “Happy Harvesting”.
August 19, 2017
Spectacular Sunset Canoe
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
What could be a better end to a beautiful summer’s day than viewing the awesome sunset display while floating on the tranquil waters of Otter Point Creek? Don’t forget your camera! This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
August 20, 2017
What's the Buzz?
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Celebrate National Honey Bee Day by taking a trip through a bee hive, exploring the seasonal activities of honeybees. Discover what’s going on with bees and sample some tasty varieties of honey, too! (No live bees will be present.) This program is for all ages, under 13 w/adult.
August 26, 2017
Picnic Paddle Kayak
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Work up an appetite kayaking the marsh, then stop on Snake Island for an al fresco lunch, food and ambiance provided! This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
August 26, 2017
Bosely Night Hike
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Experience the woods of Bosely Conservancy on a warm summer’s evening. Look for owls, bats, frogs and more under the light of the moon. Participants meet at Bosely Conservancy. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
August 27, 2017
Invasinators
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Become a part of the 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. This program is for ages 14 to adult.
August 27, 2017
Tails and Tots
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Explore nature through a story. Listen to a tale about an animal or a habitat. Story time may include meeting a live critter, a simple craft or acting out the story. This is a free drop-in program for ages 0 to 6 w/adult.
August 27, 2017
Fabulous Fungi
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
August is Mushroom Month! Hike the trails to search for toadstools, and then enjoy a sampling of fungus-based refreshments. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
September 30, 2017
Healthy Parks Healthy People NATURE
Anita Leight Estuary Center
  Healthy People/Healthy Parks is a National Parks Department program designed to rethe role of parks and public lands as an emerging, powerful health prevention strategy. With this renewed focus on health, we hope to bring about lasting change in Americans’ lifestyle choices and their relationship with nature and the outdoors.

Please join us for a great series of monthly events from May to October – coming to a park near you!

October 21, 2017
Halloween Hike and Campfire
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
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