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Saturday, June 23, 2018

All day
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

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

Event Details

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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. 



8:00PM - 10:00PM