When it comes to creating healthy, productive ecosystems, a new Nature paper found that biodiversity can be just as crucial as climate. (Photo: Ross Whippo/SERC)
Join SERC ecologist Don Weller and discover how riparian buffers like streamside forests help restore the Bay. Lecture starts Tue, Sept. 19 at 7pm. Bay Optimism lectures free and open to all!
Search for wildlife on the Rhode River with one of our trained guides. No prior experience needed! Advance signups required. Click for dates and details.
"Earth Optimism does not mean the road ahead will be smooth, or that we are blind to the problems we face. It means we refuse to believe those problems are unconquerable."
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: Don Weller, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Speaker: Jim Toomey, cartoonist of Sherman's Lagoon
Join us for the finale of our free Bay Optimism lecture series! The festivities start with a pre-lecture dessert reception at 6:30pm, followed by the lecture at 7.
Photo: Erica Staaterman/SERC
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Photo: Ian Davidson
Speaker: Lars Olson, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland
Bike, swim and run through the scenic SERC campus, at a Tri For The Chesapeake triathlon!
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.
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.
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.