New in 2019: Join us for SERC Science Saturdays, a series of five Saturdays where you can enjoy hands-on activities with Smithsonian ecologists! On Feb. 23, explore land-sea connections.
Expand your horizons this year! Dive into the latest discoveries about the oceans, the atmosphere, climate change and recycling. Lectures run Tuesdays at 7pm Feb. 12-March 12.
Hundreds of animals rafted across the Pacific on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami. How many can survive in their new homes? (Photo: Surovtseva Natalia Vladimirovna)
"Knowledge is power—the power to face challenges and come up with strategies that work. Ultimately, knowledge gives us the power to create a better world."
Get the truth on the science and history of climate change, in this 6-part lecture series hosted by SERC plant ecologist Bert Drake. Watch all six episodes online!
SERC will be closed to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 20, due to winter weather.
Discover Smithsonian science in your backyard!Visiting Hours:
Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed Sundays and federal holidays.
Enjoy hands-on activities with Smithsonian scientists, at the first of five SERC Science Saturdays in 2019!
Speaker: Pat Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Photo: Carl Benson
Photo: John Chapman
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.