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Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Event Location
Jefferson Patterson Park (in St Leonard, MD)

An introduced parasite is affecting native mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay. The parasite is now common in the Bay, but its abundance and spread vary greatly from year to year. Scientists need your help to track the parasite! 

Pre-registration Required
Yes

Event Details

We welcome volunteers age 12+, although all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian.  We can accommodate a maximum of 6 volunteers under the age of 16 per sampling session, and volunteers under the age of 16 may only sign-up for one half day session per day unless prior permission has been received.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

We will be working at the SERC dock in Edgewater, MD on June 9, 10, 23, 24. On June 8, we will be working at Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard, MD and on June 12 we will be working at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in Oxford, MD.  Please note that transportation to Oxford and St. Leonard will not be provided. 

End times are approximate, and we may end earlier.  We will do our very best to finish by 4:30 each day.

We HAVE TO KNOW how many people we will have at a given sampling session so that we only bring in as many mud crab habitats as we have volunteers to sort through them (once they come in, they have to be sorted!), so please let me know ASAP if you need to cancel or change the times that you've signed up for.  We understand that emergencies do happen, but please give us as much notice as possible so that we can adjust accordingly.

Please contact Alison Cawood (cawooda@si.edu, 443-482-2271) if you would like to sign up. You MUST sign up to participate. 

9:00AM - 4:30PM
 
Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Event Location
SERC Dock in Edgewater, MD

An introduced parasite is affecting native mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay. The parasite is now common in the Bay, but its abundance and spread vary greatly from year to year. Scientists need your help to track the parasite! 

Pre-registration Required
Yes

Event Details

We welcome volunteers age 12+, although all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian.  We can accommodate a maximum of 6 volunteers under the age of 16 per sampling session, and volunteers under the age of 16 may only sign-up for one half day session per day unless prior permission has been received.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

We will be working at the SERC dock in Edgewater, MD on June 9, 10, 23, 24. On June 8, we will be working at Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard, MD and on June 12 we will be working at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in Oxford, MD.  Please note that transportation to Oxford and St. Leonard will not be provided. 

End times are approximate, and we may end earlier.  We will do our very best to finish by 4:30 each day.

We HAVE TO KNOW how many people we will have at a given sampling session so that we only bring in as many mud crab habitats as we have volunteers to sort through them (once they come in, they have to be sorted!), so please let me know ASAP if you need to cancel or change the times that you've signed up for.  We understand that emergencies do happen, but please give us as much notice as possible so that we can adjust accordingly.

Please contact Alison Cawood (cawooda@si.edu, 443-482-2271) if you would like to sign up. You MUST sign up to participate. 

9:00AM - 4:30PM
 
Archaeology Dig Day

Archaeology Dig Day

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 9:30am - 3:30pm
Event Location
SERC

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
Yes

Event Details

In general, we ask that participants at the Saturday Dig Days are at least 10 years old. If you have an interested child under the age of 10, please contact me as special permission for younger children may be granted on a case-by-case basis. All volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. The general activities in archaeology are fairly straightforward (digging, sieving sediment, washing and sorting artifacts). We provide all training and materials. We work outside on uneven terrain, and ask that participants wear close toed, sturdy shoes.

The dig day will be happening even if it rains, or if it is hot. It if doesn't rain or if it is only drizzling, we will be working outside, so please dress to be comfortable and in clothing that can get dirty. If it does rain, there will be opportunities to work in the lab (close-toed shoes are required in the lab too). 

Please contact Alison Cawood (443-482-2271, cawooda@si.edu) if you would like to sign up.

9:30AM - 3:30PM
 
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Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Event Location
SERC Dock in Edgewater, MD

An introduced parasite is affecting native mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay. The parasite is now common in the Bay, but its abundance and spread vary greatly from year to year. Scientists need your help to track the parasite! 

Pre-registration Required
Yes

Event Details

We welcome volunteers age 12+, although all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian.  We can accommodate a maximum of 6 volunteers under the age of 16 per sampling session, and volunteers under the age of 16 may only sign-up for one half day session per day unless prior permission has been received.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

We will be working at the SERC dock in Edgewater, MD on June 9, 10, 23, 24. On June 8, we will be working at Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard, MD and on June 12 we will be working at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in Oxford, MD.  Please note that transportation to Oxford and St. Leonard will not be provided. 

End times are approximate, and we may end earlier.  We will do our very best to finish by 4:30 each day.

We HAVE TO KNOW how many people we will have at a given sampling session so that we only bring in as many mud crab habitats as we have volunteers to sort through them (once they come in, they have to be sorted!), so please let me know ASAP if you need to cancel or change the times that you've signed up for.  We understand that emergencies do happen, but please give us as much notice as possible so that we can adjust accordingly.

Please contact Alison Cawood (cawooda@si.edu, 443-482-2271) if you would like to sign up. You MUST sign up to participate. 

9:00AM - 4:30PM
 
 
Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Event Location
Cooperative Lab (in Oxford, MD)

An introduced parasite is affecting native mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay. The parasite is now common in the Bay, but its abundance and spread vary greatly from year to year. Scientists need your help to track the parasite! 

Pre-registration Required
Yes

Event Details

We welcome volunteers age 12+, although all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian.  We can accommodate a maximum of 6 volunteers under the age of 16 per sampling session, and volunteers under the age of 16 may only sign-up for one half day session per day unless prior permission has been received.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

We will be working at the SERC dock in Edgewater, MD on June 9, 10, 23, 24. On June 8, we will be working at Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard, MD and on June 12 we will be working at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in Oxford, MD.  Please note that transportation to Oxford and St. Leonard will not be provided. 

End times are approximate, and we may end earlier.  We will do our very best to finish by 4:30 each day.

We HAVE TO KNOW how many people we will have at a given sampling session so that we only bring in as many mud crab habitats as we have volunteers to sort through them (once they come in, they have to be sorted!), so please let me know ASAP if you need to cancel or change the times that you've signed up for.  We understand that emergencies do happen, but please give us as much notice as possible so that we can adjust accordingly.

Please contact Alison Cawood (cawooda@si.edu, 443-482-2271) if you would like to sign up. You MUST sign up to participate. 

 

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Tracking the Bay's Cownose Rays

Tracking the Bay's Cownose Rays

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Matt Ogburn (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)

Pre-registration Required
No

Event Details

Web_Matt.jpg

Get inspired by stories of Bay Optimism this year! Learn what's working in conservation in the Chesapeake and around the world, and how we can do more of it. SERC's monthly Bay Optimism lectures run every third Tuesday of the month, March through October. Lectures start at 7pm; light refreshments at 6:30. Free and open to all—curiosity is the only prerequisite.

June Lecture:
Beautiful but mysterious, cownose rays have inspired both wonder and controversy in Chesapeake Bay. For the last four years, ecologist Matt Ogburn and SERC’s Fish & Invertebrate Ecology Lab have tracked ray migrations along the Atlantic Coast as part of the Smithsonian's Movement of Life Initiative. Discover the biology of these often-misunderstood creatures, how scientists are using sound to follow their journeys, and how new discoveries might inform management of ray fisheries.

View more Bay Optimism lectures

7:00PM - 8:00PM
 
 
 
 
Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Event Location
SERC Dock in Edgewater, MD

An introduced parasite is affecting native mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay. The parasite is now common in the Bay, but its abundance and spread vary greatly from year to year. Scientists need your help to track the parasite! 

Pre-registration Required
Yes

Event Details

We welcome volunteers age 12+, although all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian.  We can accommodate a maximum of 6 volunteers under the age of 16 per sampling session, and volunteers under the age of 16 may only sign-up for one half day session per day unless prior permission has been received.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

We will be working at the SERC dock in Edgewater, MD on June 9, 10, 23, 24. On June 8, we will be working at Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard, MD and on June 12 we will be working at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in Oxford, MD.  Please note that transportation to Oxford and St. Leonard will not be provided. 

End times are approximate, and we may end earlier.  We will do our very best to finish by 4:30 each day.

We HAVE TO KNOW how many people we will have at a given sampling session so that we only bring in as many mud crab habitats as we have volunteers to sort through them (once they come in, they have to be sorted!), so please let me know ASAP if you need to cancel or change the times that you've signed up for.  We understand that emergencies do happen, but please give us as much notice as possible so that we can adjust accordingly.

Please contact Alison Cawood (cawooda@si.edu, 443-482-2271) if you would like to sign up. You MUST sign up to participate. 

 

9:00AM - 4:30PM
 
Solstice Saturday- Nature at Night

Solstice Saturday- Nature at Night

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Event Location
Reed Education Center

Join SERC for nightly nature activities as part of the Smithsonian's Solstice Saturday!

Pre-registration Required
No

Event Details

Join SERC scientists, educators, and volunteers to celebrate Nature at Night! As we observe the official beginning of summer, visitors can learn to call fireflies, use black lights to collect nocturnal insects, create their own solstice models, get up-close views of plankton, and participate in sing-alongs!

Nature at Night is family friendly event and located at the Reed Education Center on SERC campus. Parking is free.

647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037-0028 

If you have any questions please contact Alison Cawood at cawooda@si.edu or 443-482-2271. 

 

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Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Event Location
SERC Dock in Edgewater, MD

An introduced parasite is affecting native mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay. The parasite is now common in the Bay, but its abundance and spread vary greatly from year to year. Scientists need your help to track the parasite! 

Pre-registration Required
Yes

Event Details

We welcome volunteers age 12+, although all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian.  We can accommodate a maximum of 6 volunteers under the age of 16 per sampling session, and volunteers under the age of 16 may only sign-up for one half day session per day unless prior permission has been received.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

We will be working at the SERC dock in Edgewater, MD on June 9, 10, 23, 24. On June 8, we will be working at Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard, MD and on June 12 we will be working at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in Oxford, MD.  Please note that transportation to Oxford and St. Leonard will not be provided. 

End times are approximate, and we may end earlier.  We will do our very best to finish by 4:30 each day.

We HAVE TO KNOW how many people we will have at a given sampling session so that we only bring in as many mud crab habitats as we have volunteers to sort through them (once they come in, they have to be sorted!), so please let me know ASAP if you need to cancel or change the times that you've signed up for.  We understand that emergencies do happen, but please give us as much notice as possible so that we can adjust accordingly.

Please contact Alison Cawood (cawooda@si.edu, 443-482-2271) if you would like to sign up. You MUST sign up to participate. 

 

9:00AM - 4:30PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jun 19, 2018

  • Tracking the Bay's Cownose Rays

    Tracking the Bay's Cownose Rays

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Event Location
    Schmidt Conference Center

    Speaker: Matt Ogburn (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)

    Pre-registration Required
    No

    Event Details

    Web_Matt.jpg

    Get inspired by stories of Bay Optimism this year! Learn what's working in conservation in the Chesapeake and around the world, and how we can do more of it. SERC's monthly Bay Optimism lectures run every third Tuesday of the month, March through October. Lectures start at 7pm; light refreshments at 6:30. Free and open to all—curiosity is the only prerequisite.

    June Lecture:
    Beautiful but mysterious, cownose rays have inspired both wonder and controversy in Chesapeake Bay. For the last four years, ecologist Matt Ogburn and SERC’s Fish & Invertebrate Ecology Lab have tracked ray migrations along the Atlantic Coast as part of the Smithsonian's Movement of Life Initiative. Discover the biology of these often-misunderstood creatures, how scientists are using sound to follow their journeys, and how new discoveries might inform management of ray fisheries.

    View more Bay Optimism lectures

    7:00PM - 8:00PM

Jun 23, 2018

  • Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

    Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

    Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Event Location
    SERC Dock in Edgewater, MD

    An introduced parasite is affecting native mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay. The parasite is now common in the Bay, but its abundance and spread vary greatly from year to year. Scientists need your help to track the parasite! 

    Pre-registration Required
    Yes

    Event Details

    We welcome volunteers age 12+, although all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian.  We can accommodate a maximum of 6 volunteers under the age of 16 per sampling session, and volunteers under the age of 16 may only sign-up for one half day session per day unless prior permission has been received.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

    We will be working at the SERC dock in Edgewater, MD on June 9, 10, 23, 24. On June 8, we will be working at Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard, MD and on June 12 we will be working at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in Oxford, MD.  Please note that transportation to Oxford and St. Leonard will not be provided. 

    End times are approximate, and we may end earlier.  We will do our very best to finish by 4:30 each day.

    We HAVE TO KNOW how many people we will have at a given sampling session so that we only bring in as many mud crab habitats as we have volunteers to sort through them (once they come in, they have to be sorted!), so please let me know ASAP if you need to cancel or change the times that you've signed up for.  We understand that emergencies do happen, but please give us as much notice as possible so that we can adjust accordingly.

    Please contact Alison Cawood (cawooda@si.edu, 443-482-2271) if you would like to sign up. You MUST sign up to participate. 

     

    9:00AM - 4:30PM
  • Solstice Saturday- Nature at Night

    Solstice Saturday- Nature at Night

    Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Event Location
    Reed Education Center

    Join SERC for nightly nature activities as part of the Smithsonian's Solstice Saturday!

    Pre-registration Required
    No

    Event Details

    Join SERC scientists, educators, and volunteers to celebrate Nature at Night! As we observe the official beginning of summer, visitors can learn to call fireflies, use black lights to collect nocturnal insects, create their own solstice models, get up-close views of plankton, and participate in sing-alongs!

    Nature at Night is family friendly event and located at the Reed Education Center on SERC campus. Parking is free.

    647 Contees Wharf Road
    Edgewater, MD 21037-0028 

    If you have any questions please contact Alison Cawood at cawooda@si.edu or 443-482-2271. 

     

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    8:00PM - 10:00PM

Jun 24, 2018

  • Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

    Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

    Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Event Location
    SERC Dock in Edgewater, MD

    An introduced parasite is affecting native mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay. The parasite is now common in the Bay, but its abundance and spread vary greatly from year to year. Scientists need your help to track the parasite! 

    Pre-registration Required
    Yes

    Event Details

    We welcome volunteers age 12+, although all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian.  We can accommodate a maximum of 6 volunteers under the age of 16 per sampling session, and volunteers under the age of 16 may only sign-up for one half day session per day unless prior permission has been received.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

    We will be working at the SERC dock in Edgewater, MD on June 9, 10, 23, 24. On June 8, we will be working at Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard, MD and on June 12 we will be working at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in Oxford, MD.  Please note that transportation to Oxford and St. Leonard will not be provided. 

    End times are approximate, and we may end earlier.  We will do our very best to finish by 4:30 each day.

    We HAVE TO KNOW how many people we will have at a given sampling session so that we only bring in as many mud crab habitats as we have volunteers to sort through them (once they come in, they have to be sorted!), so please let me know ASAP if you need to cancel or change the times that you've signed up for.  We understand that emergencies do happen, but please give us as much notice as possible so that we can adjust accordingly.

    Please contact Alison Cawood (cawooda@si.edu, 443-482-2271) if you would like to sign up. You MUST sign up to participate. 

     

    9:00AM - 4:30PM