Public Programs

Current & Upcoming

Nature Escape

Sep 30, 2020 1:00PM—3:00PM

Turn off you computers and escape to the parks every week this fall! Park Rangers from across our county have come together to create Nature Escape, a weekly screen-free outdoor learning and free play experience that aims to provide a safe, creative, immersive, and energetic outlet during these unprecedented times. One day each week children will…

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First Friday Zoom @ Noon Webinar Series

Oct 02, 2020 12:00AM—12:30AM

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Join Jug Bay as we explore a range of topics pertinent the Patuxent River and the wider Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Learn from staff, volunteers, and other environment professionals about the ecological importance of protected wetlands and forests. Please join us 12:00-12:45, 30 minute presentation and 15 minutes of Q & A. Registration required.  

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Bird Walk

Oct 03, 2020 8:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Join avid birder and Jug Bay volunteer, Brad Mann, to learn skills for identifying birds by sight and sound on a guided hike. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Registration required. Ages 12 and older. Free with $6 per vehicle park entrance fee. We are complying with state and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19:…

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Mindfulness Hike

Oct 04, 2020 9:00AM—11:00AM

Slow down, breath, and take in the beauty of autumn at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Give yourself a chance to catch your breath and escape to nature for two hours of lightly guided and mostly silent mindfulness hiking over 1-2 miles of trails. Wear sturdy outdoor shoes and consider leaving your cell phone in your car. …

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Nature Escape

Oct 07, 2020 1:00PM—3:00PM

Turn off you computers and escape to the parks every week this fall! Park Rangers from across our county have come together to create Nature Escape, a weekly screen-free outdoor learning and free play experience that aims to provide a safe, creative, immersive, and energetic outlet during these unprecedented times. One day each week children will…

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Preschool Explorers! 

Oct 08, 2020 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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Wine & Wander

Oct 10, 2020 12:00PM—4:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary  1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Join volunteer naturalist and FOJB member, Diane Diaz-Goebes, and JB staff, Debra Gage, to hike 2 miles to Jug Bay’s newest property, the Jug Bay Farm Preserve. Along the way we will look for signs of fall. At the farm you will have the pleasure of learning about the Jug Bay vineyard and the family…

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Free Patuxent River Cleanup by Canoe

Oct 10, 2020 10:00AM—2:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Jug Bay is teaming up with Annapolis Green to have fun on the water and help clean up the Patuxent River. We will paddle the Patuxent and Western Branch picking up trash along the way. Trips are 4 hours long and includes: general orientation, basic paddling lesson, up to 0.5 mile walk to canoes, launching…

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Nature Escape

Oct 14, 2020 1:00PM—3:00PM

Turn off you computers and escape to the parks every week this fall! Park Rangers from across our county have come together to create Nature Escape, a weekly screen-free outdoor learning and free play experience that aims to provide a safe, creative, immersive, and energetic outlet during these unprecedented times. One day each week children will…

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Jug Bay Ghost Paddle

Oct 17, 2020 5:00PM—9:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Up for a “SPOOKY”, but fun evening on the water? Join Jug Bay Superintendent Patricia Delgado, Dave Linthicum, and Philippe Hensel for a one of a kind evening paddle along the Patuxent River. We will make one stop by the water’s edge where Dave and Philippe will share local legends and ghost stories around a…

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Past | Archive

Nature Escape

Sep 23, 2020 1:00PM—3:00PM

Women on the Water

Sep 19, 2020 9:30AM—3:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Equinox Hike 

Sep 19, 2020 5:00PM—7:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Archaeology of the Patuxent River:Kayaking through History

Sep 19, 2020 11:00AM—3:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

The Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Canoeing through History

Sep 13, 2020 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

Magnificent Marsh Mammals 

Sep 12, 2020 5:00PM—7:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary  1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711