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Saturday, November 2, 2019

All day
Project Owlnet

Project Owlnet

Friday, October 25, 2019 - Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:30pm - 12:15am
Event Location
Reed Education Center

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is hosting a Project Owlnet site, part of a network of sites scattered throughout the US and Canada that track the migration and population changes of Northern Saw-whet Owls.

Advance Registration Required
Yes

Event Details

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is hosting a Project Owlnet site, part of a network of sites scattered throughout the US and Canada that track the migration and population changes of Northern Saw-whet Owls.

This is a VERY popular project. Please sign up for a MAXIMUM of 3 nights! We want to be able to offer the opportunity to as many people as possible.

Volunteers will assist with banding and measuring the owls. Volunteers will work from after sunset until approximately midnight. Volunteers ages 12+ are welcome (volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult). We can accommodate a maximum of 3 volunteers under the age of 16 per night. Please do not bring anyone with you that you don't include in the count for your party! Space is limited, so we are unable to accommodate extra people.

We prefer volunteers who can stay the whole time (until midnight). We may be able to accommodate volunteers who need to leave early. These decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact me if you have any questions. As a note, the number of owls tends to increase throughout the evening, so those who leave early may be less likely to see owls.

Please note that you may or may not see any owls on a given night. We have no way to predict the number or timing of owls, so there may be nights with no owls and there may be nights with lots. We have no way to know ahead of time.

This activity is highly weather dependent. We will have to cancel if there is rain or if there is a small craft advisory. If we have to cancel, I will email everyone who has signed up by 4PM.

Sampling may be canceled due to weather. Sampling start times for each evening will shift somewhat as days get shorter and with the end of daylight savings time. Specific start times will be sent the week before the event.

Contact Alison Cawood at cawooda@si.edu for questions.

 
 
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Family Canoe Trips - Canceled due to weather
family canoe trips

Family Canoe Trips - Canceled due to weather

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:30am Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Bring the family for a paddle on the Rhode River at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Advance Registration Required
No

Event Details

Bring the family for a paddle on the Rhode River at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. We’ll look for wildlife, talk about research, and enjoy time outside on the Bay. Bring a picnic lunch and eat before or after the paddle at our picnic area. Instructors will provide basic paddling instruction, life jackets, and canoes. We'll look for eagles, otters, muskrats, herons, and more. Children must be 6 years or older, and anyone 16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

There are two trips each day: 
9 am-11:30 am & 1 pm -3:30 pm

May 18th 
June 22nd 
July 20th - CANCELED DUE TO HEAT ADVISORY
August 24th
October 19th

November 2nd

Cost is $20 for ages 13-Adult and $18 for ages 12 and younger.

Registration Drop In, and first come, first served. 

Cash or check only.

QUESTIONS? Call (443) 482.2216.  SERC also offers group trips. If you’re interested in a canoe trip for your group or organization then please call the number listed as well.

9:00AM - 11:30AM
 
10am
 
SERC Science Saturday
SERC

SERC Science Saturday

Learn about microbes and DNA in the Bay.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us for explorations of SERC research with our Science Saturdays.Bring the family for a day of hands-on activities alongside Smithsonian scientists! 

Advance Registration Required
No

Event Details

Cost: FREE and open to all
Location: SERC campus. We’ll show you where to park when you get here. Directions can be found on our website.
Bring: No food will be available for purchase, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch or snacks.

We hope to see you all there!

If you have any questions please contact Karen McDonald at mcdonaldk@si.eduor (443) 482-2216. 

10:00AM - 1:00PM
 
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SERC Public Tour - November 2nd

SERC Public Tour - November 2nd

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm
Event Location
Reed Education Center

Did you know that trees breathe? That beaver ponds can teach us how to clean water? That there are zombie crabs in our rivers? Welcome to the world of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, doing science in your backyard!

Advance Registration Required
Yes

Event Details

This tour is now full. If you'd like to be added to a waitlist, please contact Sarah Wade at SERCPublicTours@si.edu.

Experience an insider's view of SERC on one of our free public tours. Learn about SERC’s long-term environmental research on marshes, trees, water quality, and the impacts of carbon dioxide on our land, water, and air. During your tour, you'll walk across the marsh boardwalk and visit the beaver pond and weir, where scientists monitor stream pollution. You'll also go inside the Mathias Lab, the Smithsonian's first building to earn LEED-Platinum, the highest sustainability ranking given by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on forest paths and marsh walkways. Tours may not be suitable for children under 12. Proper footwear is required (no flip-flops). Regrettably, our vans are not suitable for individuals with mobility issues.

SERC loves animals, but because we're an active research facility, we can't accommodate pets on tours. Please leave all pets at home except service animals.

All tours are approximately two hours long and start at the Reed Education Center (directions). Tours are limited to 10 people and require advance signup. Larger groups, please contact Sarah Wade at WadeS@si.edu to arrange a group tour. If you have questions or comments, or if the tour you wish to attend is at capacity and you would like to be added to a waitlist, send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu

1:00PM
 
Family Canoe Trips - Canceled due to weather
family canoe trips

Family Canoe Trips - Canceled due to weather

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:30am Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Bring the family for a paddle on the Rhode River at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Advance Registration Required
No

Event Details

Bring the family for a paddle on the Rhode River at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. We’ll look for wildlife, talk about research, and enjoy time outside on the Bay. Bring a picnic lunch and eat before or after the paddle at our picnic area. Instructors will provide basic paddling instruction, life jackets, and canoes. We'll look for eagles, otters, muskrats, herons, and more. Children must be 6 years or older, and anyone 16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

There are two trips each day: 
9 am-11:30 am & 1 pm -3:30 pm

May 18th 
June 22nd 
July 20th - CANCELED DUE TO HEAT ADVISORY
August 24th
October 19th

November 2nd

Cost is $20 for ages 13-Adult and $18 for ages 12 and younger.

Registration Drop In, and first come, first served. 

Cash or check only.

QUESTIONS? Call (443) 482.2216.  SERC also offers group trips. If you’re interested in a canoe trip for your group or organization then please call the number listed as well.

1:00PM - 3:30PM
 
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