Our "marsh of the future" is gearing up for its annual plant census! We're recruiting volunteers July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3. Join us, and see a hidden side of SERC research.
Search for wildlife while paddling on the Rhode River with one of our docents! Guided canoe trips run one Saturday per month, now through October. Click slide for dates & sign up info.
U.S. tidal wetlands may store 800 million tons of carbon in their soils, a new study estimated. But the paper also revealed we know far less about wetlands than previously thought.
Get inspired by true stories of Bay Optimism, with free evening lectures every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm, March-October. (Photo: Chuck Gallegos and LightHawk)
SERC biologists are asking boaters everywhere to keep their eyes peeled for an invasive species: the elusive Chinese mitten crab.
"It's happening here in Chesapeake Bay, and in other parts of the world. These places are proving when science and policy work together, remarkable things can unfold."
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!
Discover Smithsonian science in your backyard!Visiting Hours:
Monday through Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed Sundays and federal holidays.
Speaker: Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper
Speaker: Helen Bailey (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)
Pepper is a humanoid robot that is friendly and fun with all. Pepper can pose for selfies, tell you about SERC programs, answer programed questions, and even dance!
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.