Public Programs

Current & Upcoming

Magnificent Marsh Mammals 

Feb 20, 2021 4:00PM—Feb 20, 2021 6:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary  1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Early evening is a good time to look for beavers and otters! Join Chuck Hatcher, Jug Bay’s resident expert on otters, for a 1-2 mile walk through the woods to our Beaver Pond. There you will look and listen for signs of activity while Chuck shares interesting facts about these amazing creatures. Bring a flashlight.…

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Homeschool Hikers

Oct 27, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd, Lothian, MD 20711

Bring the kids to Jug Bay to get outside and experience nature. We will learn about a variety of nature topics and then head outside to hike and explore. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. Ages 6 to 10. Fee: $6 per child. This is a drop-off program. No refunds. Register the child or…

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FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Oct 29, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the Marsh Boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! A brief history of the Sanctuary will be included. Tour is approximately 45 minutes in length and is free…

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Halloween Critter Crawl

Oct 30, 2021 5:00PM—9:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Join Jug Bay staff and volunteers for a Halloween Critter Crawl. Walk through the forest to see different animals and insects displays, and enjoy campfires, s’mores, hayrides, and nature crafts. Family friendly. Please bring your headlamp or flashlight, and wear your costume if you have one. Limited food available for purchase. Fee: $5 per person,…

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FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Nov 05, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the Marsh Boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! A brief history of the Sanctuary will be included. Tour is approximately 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 vehicle entrance fee to the…

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Wine & Wander

Nov 06, 2021 1:00PM—5:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary  1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Join volunteer naturalist, Diane Goebes, to hike 2 miles to Jug Bay’s newest property, Emory Waters Nature Preserve. Along the way we will observe and talk about nature.  At the Preserve, you will learn about the Jug Bay vineyard, the family who started it, and the volunteers who maintain it. The lead winemaker and his…

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Bird Walk

Nov 06, 2021 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Join an avid Jug Bay birder to learn skills for identifying birds by sight and sound. Novice and experienced birders are welcome on this 2-3 mile walk to explore the forests and wetlands in search of the 250+ species of birds that call Jug Bay home, or migrate through. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for…

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Preschool Explorers! 

Nov 09, 2021 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Bring the little ones to explore nature! Learn about a nature topic and then head out to experience the Sanctuary. We look, feel, listen, and discover at preschooler speed. Dress for the weather – we will always try to go outside! Parents play along with their children. Ages: 3-5. Fee: $6 per child, payable day…

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FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Nov 12, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the Marsh Boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! A brief history of the Sanctuary will be included. Tour is approximately 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 vehicle entrance fee to the…

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Magnificent Marsh Mammals

Nov 13, 2021 3:00PM—5:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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What mammals inhabit our lovely marshes at Jug Bay? Find out, and perhaps see some in person on an evening hike through the woods and along the edge of the marsh. Join Chuck Hatcher, Jug Bay’s resident expert on otters, for a 1-3 mile walk. Look and listen for signs of activity while Chuck shares…

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Past | Archive

Women of the Woods

Oct 23, 2021 9:30AM—3:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

The Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Kayaking through History

Oct 23, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Oct 22, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Skulls and Bones

Oct 16, 2021 1:00PM—2:00PM

Glendening Nature Preserve 5702 Plummer Lane Lothian, MD 20711

Mysteries of the Marsh – Fall Foliage Canoe – CANCELLED

Oct 16, 2021 2:00PM—6:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Oct 15, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711