Public Programs

Current & Upcoming

FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Mar 01, 2024 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 02, 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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Homeschool Hikers – Spring Series

Mar 06, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

Your homeschooler is invited to join us as we explore a variety of topics related to the natural spaces of Jug Bay. Our goal is to spend ample time outdoors, delve into various topics, and have some fun learning. This spring our (4) programs will cover a variety of topics related to Who Lives at…

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Magnificent Marsh Mammals

Mar 09, 2024 4:00PM—6:00PM

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

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 otter expert for a 1-3 mile walk. Look and listen for signs of activity while Chuck shares interesting…

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FOJB Soup & Science Lecture Series

Mar 10, 2024 12:00PM—2:30PM

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

Join the Friends of Jug Bay on Sunday afternoon for 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 Active Military, $6…

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Spring Equinox Hike

Mar 16, 2024 5:00PM—7:00PM

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

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Join Jug Bay Volunteer and Maryland Master Naturalist, Mike Quinlan, to welcome in the new spring season and enjoy a rare, after hours visit to the Sanctuary. The official change in season from winter to spring occurs on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 11:06 pm, and is called the Vernal Equinox. The Vernal Equinox marks…

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Preschool Explorers! – Soil and Worms

Mar 20, 2024 10:00AM—11:30AM

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

Bring the little ones for an opportunity to practice a variety of skills and explore nature! Each class focuses on a different topic and follows the same basic structure. We begin with a story, head outside for some movement and exploration, and finish with a craft or hands on activity. We look, listen, feel, and…

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Awesome Ospreys 

Mar 23, 2024 10:00AM—11:30AM

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

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Join volunteer naturalist Diane Diaz Goebes in searching for ospreys as they return to Jug Bay from Central and South America. Learn about their habits through a short presentation. An easy hike will follow, making various stops along the way to observe these magnificent birds. Cost $5 pp. Includes park entrance fee. No refunds. Limit:…

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100 Mile Hike Club – Guided Friday Hike

Mar 29, 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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Homeschool Hikers – Spring Series

Apr 03, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

Your homeschooler is invited to join us as we explore a variety of topics related to the natural spaces of Jug Bay. Our goal is to spend ample time outdoors, delve into various topics, and have some fun learning. This spring our (4) programs will cover a variety of topics related to Who Lives at…

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Past | Archive

100 Mile Hike Club – Guided Friday Hike

Feb 23, 2024 2:00PM—5:00PM

Sanctuary Proper

Preschool Explorers! – Groundhogs

Feb 21, 2024 10:00AM—11:30AM

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

FOJB Soup & Science Lecture Series

Feb 11, 2024 12:00PM—2:30PM

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

Magnificent Marsh Mammals

Feb 10, 2024 4:00PM—6:00PM

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

Bird Walk

Feb 03, 2024 7:00AM—10:00AM

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

FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Feb 02, 2024 1:00PM—1:30PM

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