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Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, Nov 15

  • Keynote Robert Lee Forrest Lecture
    Steward Pickett
    Evening Lecture
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Event Location
    Schmidt Conference Center

    Dive into the ecology of cities like Baltimore with urban ecologist Steward Pickett at the finale of SERC's 2016 evening lecture series. Dessert reception in the Mathias Lab at 7; lecture at 8. (Photo: Christopher G. Boone/BES-LTER)

    Pre-registration Required

Wednesday, Nov 16

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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.