Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

  • Summer 2024 Internship Information Session (Virtual)
    Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023 - 5:15pm - 6:00pm
    Event Location

    The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) welcomes interested undergraduates and those who recently earned their associate and bachelor’s degree, for our 2024 summer internship virtual information session! This is your chance to learn about the exciting opportunities you could be a part of next summer as you work alongside scientists, educators, and mentors on some of the most profound environmental issues challenging our world today. Learn about the internship application process, meet interns, and get your questions answered.

    5:15pm - 6:00pm

Visiting Hours

SERC is open for hiking and paddling Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. We are closed Sundays and federal holidays.

Our Woodlawn History Center, located just past the security kiosk, is open Fridays and Saturdays, with extended hours from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Plan your visit!

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50 Years of Discovery 

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