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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CANCELED Nature Photography for Beginners

Aug 04, 2021 9:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Wednesdays in August (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th) – 10 participants Join JBWS artist and MD Master Naturalist Allison Burnett for a beginner’s photography lesson followed by a hike to try out our skills. We will be learning about a new aspect of our camera settings every week: aperture, shutter speed, ISO, as well as tips…

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FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Aug 06, 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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Mysteries of the Marsh – Sunrise Lyon’s Creek Kayak

Aug 07, 2021 5:00AM—9:00AM

Mysteries of the Marsh - Sunrise Lyon's Creek Kaya 6032 Pindell Road, Lothian, MD 20711

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Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary’s newest property, the Emory Waters Nature Preserve (formerly named the Jug Bay Farm Preserve). We will launch kayaks from the farm pier and paddle south along the Patuxent River and up Lyon’s Creek. We will explore wetlands and shoreline as we go, looking for beaver, otter, birds, and flowering wetland plants. …

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Bird Walk

Aug 07, 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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Free Patuxent River Clean Up By Canoe

Aug 08, 2021 9:00AM—1:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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 include: general orientation, basic paddling lesson, up to 0.5 mile walk to canoes, launching canoes, and paddling. Paddlers can expect to actively paddle…

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Preschool Explorers! 

Aug 10, 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

Aug 13, 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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The Archaeology of Jug Bay: A Hike through History

Aug 14, 2021 9:30AM—12:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Join expert archaeologist Drew Webster, from the Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Division to hike from the Jug Bay’s Visitor Center to the Emory Waters Nature Preserve (formerly Jug Bay Farm Preserve/Riggleman). Along the hike you will learn about the many archaeological findings and research sites ranging from occupations from 13,000 years ago to the historic…

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Mysteries of the Marsh Canoe

Aug 14, 2021 9:00AM—1:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Discover the abundant wildlife and plants at the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We will paddle the Patuxent River and some of the smaller branches to look for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black birds, ducks, and many other animals. See the beautiful colors of plants blooming in the wetlands and along…

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Past | Archive

Mysteries of the Marsh Canoe

Jul 31, 2021 9:00AM—1:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jul 30, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Camp-River Adventure – II

Jul 26, 2021 9:00AM—Jul 30, 2021 3:00PM

Mysteries of the Marsh Canoe

Jul 24, 2021 9:00AM—1:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jul 23, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Into the Wild Nature Camp 

Jul 19, 2021 9:30AM—Jul 23, 2021 3:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD Lothian