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Saturday, October 14, 2017

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Guided Canoe Trip

Guided Canoe 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
Yes

Event Details

New to the program? Here's what to expect on a SERC canoe trip:

  • Basic paddling instruction will be given, and cost includes canoe and life jacket rental and tour
  • Water time will be approximately 2 hours.
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Must be at least 6 years of age
  • Canoes can hold up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
  • We will paddle in light rain
  • Drop-ins are not accepted 

The cost per person is $25 for adults; $20 for children 15 and younger. Please click "Canoe Trip Signup Form" button to register.

Questions? Contact Karen McDonald at (443) 482-2216 or mcdonaldk@si.edu.

9:00AM - 12:00PM
 
Archaeology Dig Day

Archaeology Dig Day

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
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 us as 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. 

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