Public Programs

Current & Upcoming

100 Mile Hike Club – Guided Friday Hike

Jun 28, 2024 2:00PM—5:00PM

Sanctuary Proper

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Join Jug Bay’s 100 Mile Hike Club this year and challenge yourself to hike 100 miles by Dec 31, 2024! The 100 Mile Hiking Club is an opportunity to become healthier, happier individuals with a stronger connection to both the outdoors and the natural world. Our goal is to hike 100 miles in one calendar…

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Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Kayaking through History

Jun 29, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join archaeologist Drew Webster, from Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Section, in a kayaking expedition to learn about the archaeological and cultural history along the Patuxent River. Drew will share how archaeological sites inform us about past ways of life from early occupations over 10,000 years ago to historic times. The Patuxent River is a…

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Mysteries of the Marsh Canoe

Jul 06, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road 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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Bird Walk

Jul 06, 2024 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetland 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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2024 Environmental Leadership Teen Paddle

Jul 08, 2024 9:00AM—Jul 12, 2024 5:00PM

Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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​This program is full. The Teen Paddle is a week long, overnight canoeing expedition geared towards high school students. The program gives teens a chance to practice leadership & teamwork skills as they navigate the river, water quality testing, plant community studies, help with a stewardship project, camping by the riverside and prepare meals together.…

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Mysteries of the Marsh Kayak – Sunset & Mataponi Creek

Jul 26, 2024 5:00PM—10:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

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Unwind on a Friday evening with a leisurely paddle. Discover the abundant wildlife and plants at the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We will paddle along the shore and marsh edges of the Patuxent River, looking for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black birds, ducks, and many other animals. See the beautiful…

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100 Mile Hike Club – Guided Friday Hike

Jul 26, 2024 2:00PM—5:00PM

Sanctuary Proper

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Join Jug Bay’s 100 Mile Hike Club this year and challenge yourself to hike 100 miles by Dec 31, 2024! The 100 Mile Hiking Club is an opportunity to become healthier, happier individuals with a stronger connection to both the outdoors and the natural world. Our goal is to hike 100 miles in one calendar…

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Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Canoeing through History

Aug 03, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

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

Join archaeologist Drew Webster, from Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Section, in a canoeing expedition to learn about the archaeological and cultural history along the Patuxent River. Drew will share how archaeological sites inform us about past ways of life from early occupations over 10,000 years ago to historic times. Children must be at least…

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Bird Walk

Aug 03, 2024 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetland 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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Mysteries of the Marsh – Family Canoe Paddle

Aug 17, 2024 9:00AM—1:30PM

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

Get the kids outside for exercise and nature. This canoe paddle is geared for families and children with little or no experience in canoes. We will teach you how to paddle a canoe and provide the equipment needed. We will launch canoes and paddle the Patuxent River and Western Branch to look for wetland animals.…

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Past | Archive

Slime molds of Jug Bay!

Jun 23, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

Women on the Water (WOW) Kayak 

Jun 22, 2024 9:30AM—3:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

Jug Bay Paddle-A-Thon

Jun 08, 2024 6:00AM—5:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

Homeschool Hikers – Spring Series

Jun 05, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

Mysteries of the Marsh Canoe

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

Bird Walk

Jun 01, 2024 7:00AM—10:00AM

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