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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Jul 26

Monday, Jul 31 - Friday, Aug 4

Friday, Aug 11

  • Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project
    Citizen Science
    Friday, August 11, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Event Location
    Jefferson Patterson Park (in St Leonard, 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, Aug 12

  • Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project
    Citizen Science
    Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Event Location
    SERC Dock in Edgewater, 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
  • Archaeology Dig Day
    Citizen Science
    Saturday, August 12, 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
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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.