Public Programs

Current & Upcoming

Mysteries of the Marsh – Sunrise Kayak

Jul 11, 2020 5:00AM—9:00AM

Jug Bay Farm Preserve 6032 Pindell Rd. Lothian, MD 20711

Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary’s newest managed property, the Jug Bay Farm Preserve (JBFP). We will launch kayaks from the farm pier and paddle south on the Patuxent River, exploring wetlands and shoreline as we go. We will look for beaver, otter, birds, and flowering wetland plants. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time.…

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2nd Saturday Evening Hike – Mystery Hike

Jul 11, 2020 4:00PM—6:00PM

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

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Join a long-time Jug Bay volunteer naturalist on a mystery hike of the sanctuary. Topic and hike to be determined by participants. Our challenge will be to seek out the topic. Come with ideas. All ages. Be prepared to walk approximately 2 miles. Free program, but a $6 donation to the Friends of Jug Bay…

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Patuxent River Adventure Camp I

Jul 13, 2020 9:30AM—Jul 17, 2020 3:30PM

Waitlist Only River fun all day, every day. Experience summer on the Patuxent River in and around Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Build skills in kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding. Explore the wetlands and learn about the creatures who call Jug Bay home. Create your own cardboard boat and see if it floats! Ages 10…

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Into the Wild Nature Camp

Jul 20, 2020 9:00AM—Jul 24, 2020 3:00PM

Waitlist Only Get into the wild of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Catch critters in the creek, squish through the marsh, paddle the river, catch some fish! Find out about the Native Americans that used to live here and the birds that are here now. We’ll spend every day outside exploring and discover the wild…

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The Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Kayaking through History

Jul 25, 2020 9:00AM—1:00PM

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

Join expert archaeologist Dr. Zachary Singer, Research Archeologist at the Maryland Historical Trust, in a kayaking expedition to learn about the archaeological and cultural history along the Patuxent River. He will be discussing the results of a recent archaeological survey of Jug Bay, which documented archaeological resources ranging from occupations from 13,000 years ago to…

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4th Sunday Hike – Mystery Hike

Jul 26, 2020 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

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Join Jug Bay volunteer naturalist, Eric Lind, on a mystery hike of the sanctuary. Topic and hike to be determined by participants. Our challenge will be to seek out the topic. Come with ideas. All ages. Be prepared to walk approximately 2 miles. Free program, but a $6 donation to the Friends of Jug Bay…

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Patuxent River Adventure Camp II

Jul 27, 2020 9:30AM—Jul 31, 2020 3:30PM

River fun all day, every day. Experience summer on the Patuxent River in and around Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Build skills in kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding. Explore the wetlands and learn about the creatures who call Jug Bay home. Create your own cardboard boat and see if it floats! End the week with…

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Mysteries of the Marsh – Full Sturgeon Moon Paddle

Aug 01, 2020 6:00PM—10:00PM

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

The Full Moon for August is called Sturgeon Moon because Native Americans knew that the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. These prehistoric-looking fish have been traced back to around 136 million years ago and many people call them “living fossils.” Join us for a…

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Past | Archive

Bird Walk

Jul 04, 2020 8:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Cancelled: 4th Sunday Hike – Mystery Hike

Jun 28, 2020 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

Cancelled: Forest Preschool Camp

Jun 22, 2020 9:00AM—Jun 26, 2020 3:00PM

Cancelled: Free Mysteries of the Marsh – Father’s Day Canoe

Jun 21, 2020 10:00AM—2:00PM

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