We're celebrating Earth Day's 50th anniversary with an Earth Optimism-inspired series! Lectures occur every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm through October. (Photo: Nicole Campbell)
Welcome to the Age of Plastics, a new geologic age some scientists propose has been going on since the mid-20th century. Here are 12 words you need to know. (Photo: Bo Eide)
The ocean is losing its breath. A new IUCN report, co-authored by SERC marine ecologist Denise Breitburg, reveals some powerful ways to resuscitate it. (Photo: Emma Hickerson/NOAA)
Postdoc Sarah Donelan shows how parents give offspring clues about the world before they enter it, and how today's rapid change could be throwing parents off. (Photo: Patricia Donelan)
"As scientists, we're constantly surprised. Research has a way of revealing hidden connections or unexpected consequences we never imagined until we took a closer look."
Photo: Emma Hickerson/NOAA
Photo: Sairah Malkin/Horn Point Lab
Ring out the last weekend of winter, with a 5K nature run through the picturesque SERC campus. Organized by SERC and South River High School.
Speaker: Greg Ruiz, principal investigator of SERC's Marine Invasions Research Lab
Join us for explorations of SERC research with our Science Saturdays. Bring the family for a day of hands-on activities alongside Smithsonian scientists
Discover Smithsonian science in your backyard!
Closed Sundays and federal holidays.
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.