SERC Open House

Saturday, Sept. 20
10am-3pm

Join our scientists for a day of hands-on ecology on the water and in the woods. Sign up online for free parking!

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Citizen Science

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70 percent of the world's people live in the coastal zone. Explore these lush but endangered ecosystems with our scientists, and learn how you can help save them.

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News and Research

How Citizen Science Is Saving
the Anacostia

The Anacostia River has suffered pollution from sewage and industry for decades. Now high school citizen science programs are empowering students to help put it back on track.



Nine Centuries of Missing Oysters

For more than 10,000 years, Native Americans hunted and fished in the Chesapeake. But when scientists dated thrown-out oysters on the Rhode River, they found a surprising gap.

Oysters Have Sidekick in Bay Cleanup

Oysters aren't the only shellfish that can filter water in the Chesapeake Bay. Three marine biologists discovered one smaller bivalve is able to lend a hand.
(Image: Chris Judy)



Education and Events

Full Calendar of Events

--Tuesday, September 16, 7:00PM– 8:00PM
Evening Lecture
"Coal Crazy and Panamax Ready: How shipping brought new invaders to Chesapeake Bay"

--Saturday, September 20, 10:00AM– 3:00PM
Special Event
"SERC Open House"

--Saturday, September 27, 9:00AM– 11:30AM
Special Event
"Canoe Excursion "

--Monday, September 29, 10:00AM– 11:00AM
Parent-Child
"Puddle Stompers (Pre-K): What Is Fish? 10 am-11 am"

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