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Upcoming Events

Friday, Jun 23

  • Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project
    Citizen Science
    Friday, June 23, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Event Location
    Cooperative Oxford Lab (in Oxford, MD)

    An introduced parasite is affecting native mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay. The parasite is now common in the Bay, but its abundance and spread vary greatly from year to year. Scientists need your help to track the parasite!

    Pre-registration Required
    Yes
    9:00AM - 4:30PM

Saturday, Jun 24

  • Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project
    Citizen Science
    Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Event Location
    SERC

    An introduced parasite is affecting native mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay. The parasite is now common in the Bay, but its abundance and spread vary greatly from year to year. Scientists need your help to track the parasite!

    Pre-registration Required
    Yes
    9:00AM - 4:30PM

Sunday, Jun 25

  • Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project
    Citizen Science
    Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Event Location
    SERC

    An introduced parasite is affecting native mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay. The parasite is now common in the Bay, but its abundance and spread vary greatly from year to year. Scientists need your help to track the parasite!

    Pre-registration Required
    Yes
    9:00AM - 4:30PM

Saturday, Jul 8

  • Archaeology Dig Day
    Citizen Science
    Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm
    Event Location
    SERC

    The SERC Archaeology Lab is looking for volunteers to help excavate sites on our campus in Edgewater, Maryland. Volunteers will work alongside researchers and citizen scientists to excavate units, sieve sediment, and wash and sort artifacts. 

    Pre-registration Required
    Yes
    9:30AM - 3:30PM

Tuesday, Jul 18

SERC 50 Anniversary Icon

50 Years of Discovery 

For half a century, SERC scientists have taken on environmental issues on Chesapeake Bay and around the world and uncovered new ways to protect the planet.  Learn more about SERC’s history and discoveries.