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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December 15, 2018
DIY Snow Globes
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Shake up the winter season with a homemade snow globe! Start with a dash of winter figurines, add a spoonful of snowflakes, mix together with liquid, and shake! This program is for ages 4 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
December 15, 2018
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Craft a festive wreath to deck your halls! We provide refreshments, fresh greens, 12” wreath s, and know how. You bring creativity! This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
December 16, 2018
Quartz Crystal Jewelry
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Design and create a bracelet, necklace or earrings with quartz crystals. Perfect for holiday gift giving, or keep it for yourself! All supplies provided. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
December 16, 2018
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.
December 22, 2018
Winter Solstice Celebration
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Celebrate the shortest day of the year. Cozy up around the pellet stove to listen to a story and sip hot chocolate. Follow up with a short hike to collect materials to create a solstice lantern for home. This program is for ages 4 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
December 22, 2018
Full Moon Campfire
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Did you know that winter is the best time for stargazing? View the full moon on this cool night with a campfire to keep us warm. This program is for ages 3 to adult, under 15 w/adult.
December 23, 2018
Holiday Open House
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Gather up your family and guests and drop in to the Estuary Center for a relaxing afternoon visit with the naturalist, celebrating a year of accomplishments, taking a holiday themed photo with the critters, and enjoying light refreshments.
December 29, 2018
Twiggy Creatures
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
The leaves have fallen and the forest is bare. Enter the woods to search for wildlife and to collect items to make a Twiggy creature! This program is for ages 4 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
December 29, 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.
January 5, 2019
Earth in a Glass Bowl
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Let science and creativity collide while learning about our amazing planet and create a mini Earth terrarium for your office or home. This program is for ages 12 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
January 5, 2019
Winter Sunshine Hike
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Resolve to fight the wintertime blues with plenty of fresh air and sunshine. Hike our beautiful trails and soak up lots of vitamin D! This program is for ages 5 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
January 12, 2019
Let It Snow
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Embrace winter weather. Celebrate the white stuff through stories, crafts, and a walk in the woods. Warm up with hot chocolate and tasty treats. This program is for ages 3 to 6 w/adult.
January 13, 2019
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 either Leight Park or Bosely Conservancy. In case of frozen ground or snow accumulation, Invasinators will not meet. This program is for ages 14 to adult.
January 13, 2019
The Mystery of John Smith's Chesapeake Cross Markers
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Captain John Smith, on his 1612 map of the Chesapeake Bay, marked the extent of his explorations with 27 "Maltese" crosses. Ed Haile and Connie Lapallo, with the Chesapeake Conservancy, have embarked on a project to pinpoint and mark the cross locations in today's landscape for "modern day adventurers". Please join us for a fascinating afternoon of discovery as poet/ author/historians Ed and Connie weave a tale of exploration, geography, research, cartography, and Chesapeake mystery. This program is for ages 13 to adult. This program is free, but donations are welcome.
January 19, 2019
All About Owls
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Discover the unique features of owls that make them such successful predators, and craft a decorative snowy owl from pine cones. This program is for ages 4 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
January 26, 2019
If a Woodchuck Could Chuck....
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Through story, play and craft, learn about groundhogs and why there is a day honoring them. This program is for ages 3 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
January 26, 2019
Family Paint Night at Leight
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Grab the kids or bring a buddy for an evening of fun and creativity. Follow along on this guided paint night while enjoying hot drinks and cookies, critters and firelight. This program is for ages 5 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
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