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The Hidden Worlds Within Ice Sheets and Glaciers
Talk
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2024 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Dustin Schroeder, Stanford University

7:00pm - 8:30pm
 
 
 
Maryland Day Celebration 2024
Family Program
Tour
Friday, Mar 22, 2024 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
Event Location
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Come visit SERC for hiking all weekend and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! Visit the oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location, at the Woodlawn History Center, open 10am-2pm, with a weekend architectural tour of the house. Also on the weekend, SERC science docents will have short science talks at several interpretive stations near the Reed Education Center and the Rhode River.

8:00am - 5:30pm
 
Maryland Day Celebration 2024
Family Program
Tour
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
Event Location
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Come visit SERC for hiking all weekend and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! Visit the oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location, at the Woodlawn History Center, open 10am-2pm, with a weekend architectural tour of the house. Also on the weekend, SERC science docents will have short science talks at several interpretive stations near the Reed Education Center and the Rhode River.

8:00am - 5:30pm
 
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Maryland Day Celebration 2024
Family Program
Tour
Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
Event Location
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Come visit SERC for hiking all weekend and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! Visit the oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location, at the Woodlawn History Center, open 10am-2pm, with a weekend architectural tour of the house. Also on the weekend, SERC science docents will have short science talks at several interpretive stations near the Reed Education Center and the Rhode River.

8:00am - 5:30pm
 
SERC Education: Prospective Volunteer's Coffee Chat
coffee
Monday, Mar 25, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Location
Reed Education Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Share your enthusiasm for nature and the Bay! The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is hosting an open house and coffee chat for anyone interested in joining our community as an Education Volunteer. Meet our staff for a cup of coffee or tea, take a short tour of SERC, meet current volunteers, and learn all about our education programs.

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Mar 19, 2024

  • The Hidden Worlds Within Ice Sheets and Glaciers

    The Hidden Worlds Within Ice Sheets and Glaciers

    Tuesday, Mar 19, 2024 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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    Event Details

    A large hill-shaped glacier rests above a clear pool of water reflecting the ice above
    Mouth of the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska (Credit: Richard Moore, CC-3.0-BY-SA)
    Head and shoulders picture of Dustin Schroeder, a scientist with dark brown hair wearing a white button-up shirt
    Dustin Schroeder (Credit: Matthew Chalker)

    The world’s ice sheets and glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates. Meanwhile, one of our best tools to quantify what’s happening beneath the surface remains largely untapped. Geophysicist Dustin Schroeder specializes in ice-penetrating radar: a powerful technique for studying ice sheets and glaciers on Earth and other planetary bodies. In this webinar, he will explore the hidden interiors of ice sheets through radar images and radar sounding data. When brought to their full potential, these tools can help us zero in on some of the most urgent questions surrounding Earth’s ice sheets and glaciers: How do they flow? What controls their behavior, evolution, and stability? And how will they impact sea level rise?

    This webinar will be recorded! Closed captions will be available during the live event and on the recording. By signing up on Zoom, you'll be able to join live and receive a link to the recording approximately 1 week after the live webinar.

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    7:00pm - 8:30pm

Mar 22, 2024

  • Maryland Day Celebration 2024

    Maryland Day Celebration 2024

    Friday, Mar 22, 2024 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
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    Event Location
    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

    Event Details

    Come visit SERC for hiking all weekend and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! Visit the oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location, at the Woodlawn History Center, open 10am-2pm, with a weekend architectural tour of the house. Also on the weekend, SERC science docents will have short science talks at several interpretive stations near the Reed Education Center and the Rhode River.

    Free!

    March 22, 23, & 24 from 8:00am to 5:30pm (10:00am - 2:00pm for the Woodlawn History Center)

    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Directions)

    8:00am - 5:30pm

Mar 23, 2024

  • Maryland Day Celebration 2024

    Maryland Day Celebration 2024

    Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
    Add to Calendar
    Event Location
    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
    Advance Registration Required
    No

    Event Details

    Come visit SERC for hiking all weekend and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! Visit the oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location, at the Woodlawn History Center, open 10am-2pm, with a weekend architectural tour of the house. Also on the weekend, SERC science docents will have short science talks at several interpretive stations near the Reed Education Center and the Rhode River.

    Free!

    March 22, 23, & 24 from 8:00am to 5:30pm (10:00am - 2:00pm for the Woodlawn History Center)

    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Directions)

    8:00am - 5:30pm

Mar 24, 2024

  • Maryland Day Celebration 2024

    Maryland Day Celebration 2024

    Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
    Add to Calendar
    Event Location
    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

    Event Details

    Come visit SERC for hiking all weekend and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! Visit the oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location, at the Woodlawn History Center, open 10am-2pm, with a weekend architectural tour of the house. Also on the weekend, SERC science docents will have short science talks at several interpretive stations near the Reed Education Center and the Rhode River.

    Free!

    March 22, 23, & 24 from 8:00am to 5:30pm (10:00am - 2:00pm for the Woodlawn History Center)

    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Directions)

    8:00am - 5:30pm

Mar 25, 2024

  • SERC Education: Prospective Volunteer's Coffee Chat

    SERC Education: Prospective Volunteer's Coffee Chat

    Monday, Mar 25, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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    Event Location
    Reed Education Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
    Advance Registration Required
    Yes
    coffee

    Event Details

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    • Meet our staff for a
      cup of coffee or tea
    • Take a short tour
    • Meet current
      volunteers
    • Learn about the
      programs

    This will be your chance to get to know SERC a bit better, learn more about our programs, meet our staff and present education volunteers, walk the grounds, and see what we do here at the Reed Education Center!

    You won’t need to commit to being a volunteer if you come to the coffee chat. We have a built-in volunteer shadowing program so potential volunteers can see if they are a good fit before starting any paperwork.

    We're looking for volunteers for:

    • Teaching hands-on science outdoors
    • Helping at the information desk of the Woodlawn Historic House
    • Fish tank and aquarium helpers

    Volunteers must be 18 years or older, able to volunteer at least 2x month or more, and take required trainings as well as pass a background check.

    Schedule
    Coffee Chat: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Campus Tour: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    RSVP by March 21, 2024!

    If you can’t make the open house, please let us know if you would still be interested in volunteering and we can set a time to chat with you!

    Be a part of our community!

    647 Contees Wharf Rd., Edgewater MD 21037

    Directions to Reed Education Center

    RSVP: Registration and further information:

    Karen McDonald (McDonaldK@si.edu)

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    1:00pm - 4:00pm