Public Programs

Current & Upcoming

FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Feb 03, 2023 1:00PM—1:30PM

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

Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the wetland boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! Tour is 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 per vehicle entrance fee. No registration required. Meet outside the Jug Bay Visitor Center promptly…

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Bird Walk

Feb 04, 2023 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road 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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FOJB Soup & Science Lecture Series

Feb 12, 2023 12:00PM—3:00PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join the Friends of Jug Bay on Sunday afternoon for the return of our Soup and Science series. From noon to 1 pm, enjoy homemade soup and fresh bread, and catch up with friends and colleagues. Then sit back with dessert and enjoy listening to our guest speaker. Ages 16+. Free to FOJB Members and…

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Preschool Explorers! 

Feb 15, 2023 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

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. No refunds.…

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Magnificent Marsh Mammals

Feb 25, 2023 4:00PM—6:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

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What mammals inhabit our fascinating 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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Homeschool Hikers

Mar 01, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Bring your homeschooler to explore Jug Bay and get outside. Our Spring programs cover a variety of topics but are all linked to a central theme and build on each other over the 4 sessions. We encourage signing up for all 4. There is a short lesson followed by outside hiking time and activities. Dress…

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Costa Rica with the Friends of Jug Bay

Mar 01, 2023 12:00AM—Mar 06, 2023 11:30PM

Costa Rica

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Travel to Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve, Cipanci Wildlife Refuge, & Palo Verde National Park in Guanacaste Costa Rica with the Friends of Jug Bay from March 1 through March 6, 2023, and spend a week immersed in astounding biodiversity. This all-inclusive* journey includes guided naturalist hikes, aquatic tractor rides surrounded by waterfowl, boat tours through the croc-filled…

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FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Mar 03, 2023 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the wetland boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! Tour is 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 per vehicle entrance fee. No registration required. Meet outside the Jug Bay Visitor Center promptly…

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Bird Walk

Mar 04, 2023 7:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Register

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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Winter Tree Identification Hike

Mar 04, 2023 3:00PM—4:30PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Ever wonder what kind of tree you are looking at during your winter hike? Please join experienced County Forester Earl “Bud” Reaves for a hike through our forests to learn or practice your skills on winter tree identification. We will look at signs such as bark, buds, and twigs. We will end the hike with…

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Past | Archive

Skunk Cabbage Swamp Stomp – 10th Anniversary

Jan 21, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Preschool Explorers! 

Jan 18, 2023 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Soup and Science: Lecture Series

Jan 15, 2023 12:00PM—3:00PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Magnificent Marsh Mammals

Jan 14, 2023 3:00PM—5:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Bird Walk

Jan 07, 2023 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jan 06, 2023 1:00PM—1:30PM

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