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Jug Bay Ghost Canoe Paddle

Oct 09, 2021 5:00PM—9:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Up for a “SPOOKY”, but fun evening in the water? Join storyteller Sean McGuinn for a one of a kind evening paddle along the Patuxent River. During our paddle, we will look for beaver, otter, muskrat, birds, and other wildlife along the shore line. We will make one stop by the water’s edge where Sean…

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The The Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Kayaking through History

Oct 10, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

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

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Preschool Explorers! 

Oct 12, 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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Homeschool Hikers

Oct 13, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM

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

Bring the kids to Jug Bay to get outside and experience nature. We will learn about a variety of nature topics and then head outside to hike and explore. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. Ages 6 to 10. Fee: $6 per child. This is a drop-off program. No refunds. Register the child or…

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FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Oct 15, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

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 with the $6 vehicle entrance fee to the…

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Skulls and Bones

Oct 16, 2021 1:00PM—2:00PM

Glendening Nature Preserve 5702 Plummer Lane Lothian, MD 20711

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Get in the Halloween spirit on this easy walk through our autumn woods. We’ll learn about animal bones, scavengers, and the cycle of life. Meet at the picnic tables behind the white house. All ages welcome but more appropriate for children 6 and older. Fee: $5 per person. Registration and current health guidelines required.

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Mysteries of the Marsh – Fall Foliage Canoe

Oct 16, 2021 2:00PM—6:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

The marsh is getting ready to go dormant for the year, but is not finished yet! We’ll look for late season flowers, migratory birds, beaver, otter, and other wildlife. Children must be at least 7 years old. Children under 13 must be accompanied by two paddling adults. The child will sit in the middle of…

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FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Oct 22, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

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 with the $6 vehicle entrance fee to the…

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Women of the Woods

Oct 23, 2021 9:30AM—3:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Tap into the serenity of a day filled with nature and the comradery of women. We will enjoy a leisurely two mile hike through the woods looking for signs of plants, animals, and the change of seasons. A catered, gourmet lunch will be shared at the historic Riggleman House, located on Jug Bay’s newest property,…

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The Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Kayaking through History

Oct 23, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join MA Stephanie Sperling, an expert archaeologist from Prince George’s County Patuxent River Park, in a kayaking expedition to learn about the archaeological and cultural history along the Patuxent River from early occupations over 10,000 years ago to historic times. Stephanie will share how these archaeological sites inform us about past ways of life along…

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