Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Monday, October 2, 2023

  • Chesapeake Water Watch: Satellites & Samples
    Citizen Science

    Two of our satellites pass over the Bay on the same day!

    Monday, Oct 2, 2023 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Event Location
    There are 5 collection hubs (listed in the event details)

    Calling all adventurers and citizen scientists! Prepare for an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to the Chesapeake Water Watch program (funded by NASA). On July 14th, 2023, two high-resolution satellites, Landsat-9 and Sentinel-2a, will soar over the Chesapeake Bay. Help improve water quality monitoring algorithms by collecting a bottle of water, filling out a quick datasheet, and dropping it off at a nearby collection hub. Your small act can make a big impact on protecting our coastal ecosystems. Join us on this exciting quest for scientific discovery and a sustainable future!

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Sunday, October 29, 2023

  • Zombie Dash
    Family Program

    Dodge Zombies as you run through a beautiful fall terrain!

    Sunday, Oct 29, 2023 - 10:00am
    Event Location
    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

    This Halloween weekend, grab your running shoes and favorite post-apocalypse T-shirt for SERC’s first-ever zombie dash! Make your way through 5 kilometers of zombie-infested trails, while trying to avoid the volunteer zombies jumping out from the trees. For younger racers, we’ll have a zombie-free 1k with post-run trick or treating. Costumes optional….just don’t forget to bring your brain.

    10:00 am

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.