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Visiting Hours:
Monday through Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed Sundays and federal holidays.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Sep 19

Thursday, Sep 21

Sunday, Sep 24

Saturday, Oct 14

  • Guided Canoe Trip
    Field Trip
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Paddle along the Rhode River while learning about the native wildlife of Chesapeake Bay! No prior experience necessary. Advanced signups required. Click for details and registration info.

    Pre-registration Required
    9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Archaeology Dig Day
    Citizen Science
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

    The SERC Archaeology Lab is looking for volunteers to help excavate sites on our campus in Edgewater, Maryland. Volunteers will work alongside researchers and citizen scientists to excavate units, sieve sediment, and wash and sort artifacts.

    Pre-registration Required
    9:30AM - 3:30PM
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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.