Public Programs

Current & Upcoming | All

FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jul 22, 2022 1:00PM—1:30PM

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

Every Friday Year Round  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…

View More

Mysteries of the Marsh Canoe

Jul 23, 2022 9:00AM—1:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands 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…

View More

River Adventure Camp – II

Jul 25, 2022 9:00AM—Jul 29, 2022 3:00PM

River fun all day, every day! Experience summer on the Patuxent River in and around the waters of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Nationally certified instructors will build your child’s skills and confidence in kayaking and stand up paddle-boarding (SUPing) all around the beautiful Jug Bay Natural Area of the Patuxent River. The week-long camp experience…

View More

FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jul 29, 2022 1:00PM—1:30PM

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

Every Friday Year Round  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…

View More

Mysteries of the Marsh Canoe

Jul 30, 2022 9:00AM—1:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands 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…

View More

FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Aug 05, 2022 1:00PM—1:30PM

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

Every Friday Year Round  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…

View More

Bird Walk

Aug 06, 2022 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands 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…

View More

Mysteries of the Marsh – Sunrise Mattaponi Creek Kayak

Aug 06, 2022 5:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay’s Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

Register

Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary’s newest property, the Emory Waters Nature Preserve. We will launch kayaks from the farm pier and paddle south along the Patuxent River and up Mattaponi Creek, exploring wetlands and shoreline as we go, looking for beaver, otter, birds, and flowering wetland plants. The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river,…

View More

FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Aug 12, 2022 1:00PM—1:30PM

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

Every Friday Year Round  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…

View More

Mysteries of the Marsh – Full Sturgeon Moon Canoe

Aug 13, 2022 5:00PM—9:00PM

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

Join us for a full moon paddle to celebrate the sturgeon and experience the Patuxent River at night. The Full Moon for August is called Sturgeon Moon because Native Americans knew that the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. These prehistoric-looking fish have been traced back…

View More