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FULL - Public Walking Tour: May 14

FULL - Public Walking Tour: May 14

Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Event Location
Reed Education Center

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. 

Advance Registration Required
Yes

Event Details

This tour is currently full. To be added to a waitlist, please contact SERCPublictours@si.edu

Experience an insider's view of SERC, on a free outdoor walking tour led by one of our volunteer docents. You'll walk along the waterfront, cross marsh boardwalks and hike through the forest, while learning about SERC’s cutting-edge research projects on climate change and other issues where the land meets the sea.

Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and involve about 1/2 mile of walking, starting at the Reed Education Center (directions). These tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on uneven forest paths and marsh walkways. Proper footwear is required (no flip-flops).

Tours are limited to 10 people and require advance signup. 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. 

Know before you go!

  • To protect our visitors and staff from COVID-19, masks are required to use the indoor restrooms in the Reed Education Center. Read more about our safety precautious in our COVID-19 Visitor Guide.
  • SERC loves animals, but because we're an active research facility, we sadly can't accommodate pets on tours! Please leave all pets at home except service animals.
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Following African Mammals with the Movement of Life

Following African Mammals with the Movement of Life

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Jared Stabach, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Advance Registration Required
Yes

Event Details

Head and shoulders photo of a man in a blue fleece jacket. Stitched on the right shoulder of the jacket are a blue and yellow sunburst logo, the words Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and the shapes of four mammals in white.
Credit: Ricardo Stanoss/Smithsonian Institution

For over 100 years, the Smithsonian has been a leader in wildlife tracking, using the latest technologies to better understand animal movement and conserve their populations. Today those efforts have come together under a single network: The Movement of Life Initiative. In our May Earth Optimism webinar, join wildlife ecologist Jared Stabach for a journey into the Smithsonian's animal tracking and conservation activities in Africa. He'll take you to Chad, where the Smithsonian and partners have been reintroducing scimitar-horned oryx, once extinct in the wild. He'll then move on to Kenya, where they're using artificial intelligence to more effectively count wildebeest and other large mammals in high resolution satellite and aerial imagery. Finally, Jared will pan out to reveal how giraffe populations are rebounding across the continent.

This webinar will be recorded! By signing up on Zoom, you'll be able to watch the live event and receive a link to the recording a few days after it airs. Closed captioning will be available at the live webinar and on the recording. The Earth Optimism lecture series airs live on Zoom every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm Eastern, from January through October.

Sign up online to watch live or on-demand

See more past and upcoming SERC science talks

7:00PM - 8:30PM
 
 
 
 
FULL - Public Walking Tour: May 21

FULL - Public Walking Tour: May 21

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Event Location
Reed Education Center

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. 

Advance Registration Required
Yes

Event Details

This tour is currently full. To be added to a waitlist, please contact SERCPublictours@si.edu

Experience an insider's view of SERC, on a free outdoor walking tour led by one of our volunteer docents. You'll walk along the waterfront, cross marsh boardwalks and hike through the forest, while learning about SERC’s cutting-edge research projects on climate change and other issues where the land meets the sea.

Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and involve about 1/2 mile of walking, starting at the Reed Education Center (directions). These tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on uneven forest paths and marsh walkways. Proper footwear is required (no flip-flops).

Tours are limited to 10 people and require advance signup. 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. 

Know before you go!

  • To protect our visitors and staff from COVID-19, masks are required to use the indoor restrooms in the Reed Education Center. Read more about our safety precautious in our COVID-19 Visitor Guide.
  • SERC loves animals, but because we're an active research facility, we sadly can't accommodate pets on tours! Please leave all pets at home except service animals.
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