Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 27, 2024

  • Environmental Archaeology Dig Day
    Participatory Science
    Family Program

    Join us for a day of archaeological fun!

    Saturday, Apr 27, 2024 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
    Event Location
    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037

    Join us for this year's first Dig Day with the Environmental Archaeology Lab! Help us look for evidence of a structure near the Java Ruins on our campus in Edgewater, Maryland. You'll have the chance to work together and with researchers to do a variety of tasks, including sieving sediment and washing/sorting artifacts. 

    9:30am - 3:00pm

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Friday, May 24, 2024

  • Association for Advancing Participatory Sciences Regional Meeting
    Participatory Science
    Friday, May 24, 2024 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Event Location
    Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, 10th & Constitution Ave, Washington, D.C.

    We are pleased to share the news that a regional meeting of the Association for Advancing Participatory Sciences (AAPS) will convene on Friday, May 24, from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. The event will be held at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum at 10th & Constitution Ave, Washington, D.C., and it is free and open to everyone. There are no requirements for attendees and participants to belong to the Association or any other entity. Everyone is welcome. The only requirement is to register, which helps us plan the space and refreshments.

    3:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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.