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SERC Public Tour

SERC Public Tour

Experience an insider's view of SERC!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Location
The Reed Education Center

Welcome to the world of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, doing science in your backyard!

Pre-registration Required
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***This tour is at capacity. If you wish to be added to a waitlist, please contact SERCPublictours@si.edu.***

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

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. 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 1:00 pm 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 any questions, please send them to SERCpublictours@si.edu.

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Climate Change and Our Food Supply

Climate Change and Our Food Supply

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Event Location
Charles McC. Mathias Lab

Join us for a special lecture and Green Drinks cocktail reception in our Mathias Lab, co-hosted with Annapolis Green! 

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NEW TIME AND PLACE!

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Join us for a special lecture, co-hosted by Annapolis Green and sponsored by Hannon Armstrong. For our July talk, we're participating in Annapolis Green's 2019 series on climate change, Tread Lightly on the Earth. SERC scientist emeritus Bert Drake will join a panel of experts from around the Chesapeake to discuss how the rapidly changing planet could affect our local food supply. Panel discussion begins at 6pm in the Mathias Lab. The speakers will give short presentations and engage in audience Q&A, followed by a reception with Green Drinks Annapolis, allowing the audience to continue the conversation over appetizers and a cocktail or soft drink.

Admission: Free; cash bar.

Featured speakers:
Anna Chaney: Farmer, chef and caterer
Bert Drake (Ph.D.): Smithsonian scientist emeritus
Sara Via (Ph.D.): University of Maryland professor
Bruce Vogt: Ecosystem Science & Synthesis Managaer, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office

Additional support for the July program is provided by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Chesapeake Conservancy and the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis.

More info: https://annapolisgreen.com/learn/climate-change/

5:30PM - 8:30PM
 
SERC Public Tour

SERC Public Tour

Experience an insider's view of SERC!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Location
The Reed Education Center

Welcome to the world of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, doing science in your backyard!

Pre-registration Required
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Event Details

***This tour is currently at capacity. If you wish to be placed on a waitlist, please contact SERCPublictours@si.edu.***

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

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. 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 1:00pm 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 any questions, please send them to SERCpublictours@si.edu.

1:00PM - 3:00PM
 
 
 
Visit Pepper, the Robot

Visit Pepper, the Robot

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Reed Education Center

Meet our robot docent, Pepper, this Saturday! Pepper can dance, play games, pose for photos and tell stories SERC science. Pepper will be greeting visitors at our Reed Education Center.

Pre-registration Required
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Pepper

10:00AM - 12:00PM
 
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SERC Public Tour

SERC Public Tour

Experience an insider's view of SERC!

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Location
The Reed Education Center

Welcome to the world of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, doing science in your backyard!

Pre-registration Required
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Event Details

***This tour is currently at capacity. If you wish to be placed on a waitlist, please contact SERCPublictours@si.edu.***

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

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. 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 1:00pm at the Reed Education Center (directions). Tours are limited to 10 people and require advance signup. Larger groups, please contact Sarah Wade to arrange a group tour.

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Apr 13, 2019, Jul 20, 2019

  • Visit Pepper, the Robot

    Visit Pepper, the Robot

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Event Location
    Reed Education Center

    Meet our robot docent, Pepper, this Saturday! Pepper can dance, play games, pose for photos and tell stories SERC science. Pepper will be greeting visitors at our Reed Education Center.

    Pre-registration Required
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    Event Details

    Pepper

    10:00AM - 12:00PM

Jul 27, 2019

  • SERC Public Tour

    SERC Public Tour

    Experience an insider's view of SERC!

    Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Event Location
    The Reed Education Center

    Welcome to the world of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, doing science in your backyard!

    Pre-registration Required
    1

    Event Details

    ***This tour is currently at capacity. If you wish to be placed on a waitlist, please contact SERCPublictours@si.edu.***

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

    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. 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 1:00pm at the Reed Education Center (directions). Tours are limited to 10 people and require advance signup. Larger groups, please contact Sarah Wade to arrange a group tour.

    1:00PM - 3:00PM