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Saturday, Jun 20

  • Canceled - SERC Science Saturday

    SERC Research and our Earth Optimism

    Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Event Location
    Mathias Lab on SERC campus

    Bring the family for a day of hands-on activities with Smithsonian scientists, at our SERC Science Saturdays. This June, learn how to change the conversation about conservation from doom and gloom to optimism and opportunity. Free and open to all!

    9:30AM - 12:00PM

Saturday, Sep 12

  • SERC Science Saturday

    Human Impacts on the Environment

    Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Event Location
    Mathias Lab on SERC main campus

    Bring the family for a day of hands-on activities with Smithsonian scientists, at our SERC Science Saturdays. This September, learn how people are impacting the environment and how we can leave a positive footprint. Free and open to all!

    9:30AM - 12:00PM

Saturday, Nov 21

  • SERC Science Saturday

    Biodiversity

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Bring the family for a day of hands-on activities with Smithsonian scientists at our SERC Science Saturdays. This November, explore biodiversity in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Free and open to all!

    9:30AM - 12:00PM

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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.