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 22, 2018
Kids 'n Canoes
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Get the paddling basics under your belt before venturing further afield to explore the watery world of Otter Point Creek. This program is for ages 5 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
July 27, 2018
Synchronicity Kayak
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
View the sun setting and the full moon rising in perfect synchronicity on this date of the July full moon, followed by a relaxing paddle on the moonlit waters of Otter Point Creek. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 18 w/adult.
July 28, 2018
Summertime Science
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Channel your inner scientist and help us conduct a few crazy, exciting, outdoor experiments. We'll build and test rockets, make giant bubbles, and more! Be ready to get messy with this one. This program is for ages 4 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
July 28, 2018
Fishy Fun
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Check out Otter Point Creek’s scaly friends! Find out which fish are common in our waters while getting up close and personal through activities and hands-on “fish” time. This program is for ages 5 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
July 29, 2018
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 16 to adult.
August 4, 2018
Wildflower Wonders Canoe
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Paddle Otter Point Creek to discover the beauty of the summer marsh, from the showy swamp milkweed to the more subdued groundnut. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
August 5, 2018
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 11, 2018
BioBlitz
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Accompany regional experts and staff to catalog species of plants and animals of the Otter Point Creek watershed. Search for fish, herps, birds, nocturnal insects, wildflowers, and more. Check the website or call the Center for schedule.
August 12, 2018
Birding By Boat
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Join birder, Phil Powers, on a search for the beautiful marsh birds of Otter Point Creek. All species will be included in the BioBlitz 2018 data. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
August 12, 2018
BioBlitz
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Accompany regional experts and staff to catalog species of plants and animals of the Otter Point Creek watershed. Search for fish, herps, birds, nocturnal insects, wildflowers, and more. Check the website or call the Center for schedule.
August 18, 2018
Hart Miller Island Adventure - Kayak
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Experienced kayakers are invited to join our naturalist and paddle roughly 1.5 miles from Rocky Point to north of Drum Point on Hart-Miller Island. Bring a lunch to enjoy on the sandy beach. Finish with a hike on the island trails to view bird life before heading back to the mainland. Participants meet at Rocky Point Beach Park - additional admission fee required. This program is for adults.
August 19, 2018
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 16 to adult.
August 25, 2018
Invasinators
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Become part of the volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Dress for the weather and be prepared to be working at both Leight Park and the Bosely Conservancy. This program is for ages 14 to adult.
August 25, 2018
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 25, 2018
Invasinators
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Become part of the volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Dress for the weather and be prepared to be working at both Leight Park and the Bosely Conservancy. This program is for ages 14 to adult.
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