Help SERC's marine biologists identify underwater life on thousands of photos with Invader ID, the new online citizen science project!
Get ready for SERC's outdoor festival of science! Do hands-on activities with the scientists on land and water, and discover new reasons for Bay Optimism. Full details coming soon.
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)
Chesapeake Bay has seen the largest underwater grass recovery ever recorded, thanks to a three-decade nutrient pollution diet, a new study finds. (Photo: J. J. Orth/VIMS)
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: Amy Jacobs (The Nature Conservancy)
Celebrate Bay Optimism at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's annual Open House! Admission and most activities are free. Boat tickets available for purchase.
Photo: Jay Fleming
Photo: Kristen Minogue/SERC
Photo: J. J. Orth/VIMS
Speaker: Matthew Gray (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)
Speaker: Benjamin Crane
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.