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SERC Public Tour: Wednesday, October 5th

SERC Public Tour: Wednesday, October 5th

Wednesday, October 5, 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

Tours are limited to 10 people and require advance signup with dates announced ahead of time. If you have questions or comments, or if the tour you wish to attend is full and you would like to be added to a waitlist, please send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu.  Please note, if a tour has two or fewer registrations, it may be subject to cancellation. We will let registrants know at least 24 hours in advance. Additionally, we reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather or other safety concerns. 

Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and involve about one (1) mile of hiking, starting at the Reed Education Center (directions). These tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on uneven and unpaved, gravely forest paths and wooden marsh walkways with some inclines. Proper footwear is required (no flip flops). Closed toed, secure shoes are strongly encouraged.

If you have questions or comments, please send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu.

Interested in becoming a SERC docent? Learn how to get involved!

10:00AM - 11:30AM
 
 
 
SERC Autumn Canoe Program

SERC Autumn Canoe Program

Canoe Excursion

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:45am Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:45am Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:45am
Event Location
Reed Education Center

Join us for a fun canoe trip around the Rhode River. Sign up by emailing SERCOutreach@si.edu.

Advance Registration Required
Yes

Event Details

Dates and times:

  • September 24, 9:00am - 11:45am
  • October 8, 9:00am - 11:45am
  • October 22, 9:00am - 11:45am

Trip duration: 2.5 hours

Cost:

Payment by cash or check only and you must pre-register by emailing SERCOutreach@si.edu.

Ages 8-13: $18
Ages 14 and up: $20

Trips are:

  • limited to 18 people
  • open to ages 8 and up
  • pairs and families suggested
  • following federal government COVID-19 safety guidelines
9:00AM - 11:45AM
 
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Public Nature Hike

Public Nature Hike

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:30pm Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:30pm Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Event Location
Reed Education Center

Join us for a fun, nature-themed hike! Each date is a different focus: birds, logs, marshes, ecology, and more!

Advance Registration Required
No

Event Details

Dates and times:

  • September 17, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • October 15, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • November 5, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Cost: Free!

This hike is open to: Anyone ages 8 and up!

Distance: 1.5 mi (round trip)

Trail type: Uneven terrain

Closed-toed shoes and bug spray recommended.

Call 443-482-2388 or email BorgerE@si.edu with the subject line "Public Nature Hike" for more details.

11:00AM - 12:30PM
 
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Robert Lee Forrest Capstone Webinar: Saving the Earth by Exploring the Stars

Robert Lee Forrest Capstone Webinar: Saving the Earth by Exploring the Stars

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Speaker: Ellen Stofan, Ph.D., Smithsonian Under Secretary for Science and Research

Advance Registration Required
Yes

Event Details

Ellen Stofan smiling beside a red plane in a museum hangar
Ellen Stofan. Photo by Jim Preston, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM2018-01471)

In our finale Earth Optimism webinar of 2022, find out how going to space has helped improve live on Earth! Ellen Stofan will explore how satellite observations and other space technologies are transforming our view of Earth, and yielding new insights for keeping our home planet sustainable. Stofan is a planetary geologist who served as the first female director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and a former chief scientist for NASA. She now serves as the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for Science and Research.

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. 

Sign up online to watch live or on-demand

See more past and upcoming SERC science talks

 

7:00PM - 8:30PM
 
SERC Public Tour - Wednesday, October 19th

SERC Public Tour - Wednesday, October 19th

Wednesday, October 19, 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

Tours are limited to 10 people and require advance signup with dates announced ahead of time. If you have questions or comments, or if the tour you wish to attend is full and you would like to be added to a waitlist, please send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu.  Please note, if a tour has two or fewer registrations, it may be subject to cancellation. We will let registrants know at least 24 hours in advance. Additionally, we reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather or other safety concerns. 

Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and involve about one (1) mile of hiking, starting at the Reed Education Center (directions). These tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on uneven and unpaved, gravely forest paths and wooden marsh walkways with some inclines. Proper footwear is required (no flip flops). Closed toed, secure shoes are strongly encouraged.

If you have questions or comments, please send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu.

Interested in becoming a SERC docent? Learn how to get involved!

If you do not see a signup form on the date you wish to book, it means that tour is full. If you wish to be added to a waitlist for any of the tours, please email SERCPublictours@si.edu.

10:00AM - 11:30AM
 
 
 
SERC Autumn Canoe Program

SERC Autumn Canoe Program

Canoe Excursion

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:45am Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:45am Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:45am
Event Location
Reed Education Center

Join us for a fun canoe trip around the Rhode River. Sign up by emailing SERCOutreach@si.edu.

Advance Registration Required
Yes

Event Details

Dates and times:

  • September 24, 9:00am - 11:45am
  • October 8, 9:00am - 11:45am
  • October 22, 9:00am - 11:45am

Trip duration: 2.5 hours

Cost:

Payment by cash or check only and you must pre-register by emailing SERCOutreach@si.edu.

Ages 8-13: $18
Ages 14 and up: $20

Trips are:

  • limited to 18 people
  • open to ages 8 and up
  • pairs and families suggested
  • following federal government COVID-19 safety guidelines
9:00AM - 11:45AM
 
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SERC Public Tour - Saturday, October 29th

SERC Public Tour - Saturday, October 29th

Saturday, October 29, 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

Tours are limited to 10 people and require advance signup with dates announced ahead of time. If you have questions or comments, or if the tour you wish to attend is full and you would like to be added to a waitlist, please send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu.  Please note, if a tour has two or fewer registrations, it may be subject to cancellation. We will let registrants know at least 24 hours in advance. Additionally, we reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather or other safety concerns. 

Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and involve about one (1) mile of hiking, starting at the Reed Education Center (directions). These tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on uneven and unpaved, gravely forest paths and wooden marsh walkways with some inclines. Proper footwear is required (no flip flops). Closed toed, secure shoes are strongly encouraged.

If you have questions or comments, please send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu.

Interested in becoming a SERC docent? Learn how to get involved!

Register

Registration Form
The email to associate with this registration.
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Oct 5, 2022

  • SERC Public Tour: Wednesday, October 5th

    SERC Public Tour: Wednesday, October 5th

    Wednesday, October 5, 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

    Tours are limited to 10 people and require advance signup with dates announced ahead of time. If you have questions or comments, or if the tour you wish to attend is full and you would like to be added to a waitlist, please send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu.  Please note, if a tour has two or fewer registrations, it may be subject to cancellation. We will let registrants know at least 24 hours in advance. Additionally, we reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather or other safety concerns. 

    Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and involve about one (1) mile of hiking, starting at the Reed Education Center (directions). These tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on uneven and unpaved, gravely forest paths and wooden marsh walkways with some inclines. Proper footwear is required (no flip flops). Closed toed, secure shoes are strongly encouraged.

    If you have questions or comments, please send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu.

    Interested in becoming a SERC docent? Learn how to get involved!

    10:00AM - 11:30AM

Sep 24, 2022, Oct 8, 2022, Oct 22, 2022

  • SERC Autumn Canoe Program

    SERC Autumn Canoe Program

    Canoe Excursion

    Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:45am Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:45am Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:45am
    Event Location
    Reed Education Center

    Join us for a fun canoe trip around the Rhode River. Sign up by emailing SERCOutreach@si.edu.

    Advance Registration Required
    Yes

    Event Details

    Dates and times:

    • September 24, 9:00am - 11:45am
    • October 8, 9:00am - 11:45am
    • October 22, 9:00am - 11:45am

    Trip duration: 2.5 hours

    Cost:

    Payment by cash or check only and you must pre-register by emailing SERCOutreach@si.edu.

    Ages 8-13: $18
    Ages 14 and up: $20

    Trips are:

    • limited to 18 people
    • open to ages 8 and up
    • pairs and families suggested
    • following federal government COVID-19 safety guidelines
    9:00AM - 11:45AM
  • SERC Autumn Canoe Program

    SERC Autumn Canoe Program

    Canoe Excursion

    Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:45am Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:45am Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:45am
    Event Location
    Reed Education Center

    Join us for a fun canoe trip around the Rhode River. Sign up by emailing SERCOutreach@si.edu.

    Advance Registration Required
    Yes

    Event Details

    Dates and times:

    • September 24, 9:00am - 11:45am
    • October 8, 9:00am - 11:45am
    • October 22, 9:00am - 11:45am

    Trip duration: 2.5 hours

    Cost:

    Payment by cash or check only and you must pre-register by emailing SERCOutreach@si.edu.

    Ages 8-13: $18
    Ages 14 and up: $20

    Trips are:

    • limited to 18 people
    • open to ages 8 and up
    • pairs and families suggested
    • following federal government COVID-19 safety guidelines
    9:00AM - 11:45AM

Sep 17, 2022, Oct 15, 2022, Nov 5, 2022

  • Public Nature Hike

    Public Nature Hike

    Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:30pm Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:30pm Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Event Location
    Reed Education Center

    Join us for a fun, nature-themed hike! Each date is a different focus: birds, logs, marshes, ecology, and more!

    Advance Registration Required
    No

    Event Details

    Dates and times:

    • September 17, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm
    • October 15, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm
    • November 5, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm

    Cost: Free!

    This hike is open to: Anyone ages 8 and up!

    Distance: 1.5 mi (round trip)

    Trail type: Uneven terrain

    Closed-toed shoes and bug spray recommended.

    Call 443-482-2388 or email BorgerE@si.edu with the subject line "Public Nature Hike" for more details.

    11:00AM - 12:30PM

Oct 18, 2022

  • Robert Lee Forrest Capstone Webinar: Saving the Earth by Exploring the Stars

    Robert Lee Forrest Capstone Webinar: Saving the Earth by Exploring the Stars

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Speaker: Ellen Stofan, Ph.D., Smithsonian Under Secretary for Science and Research

    Advance Registration Required
    Yes

    Event Details

    Ellen Stofan smiling beside a red plane in a museum hangar
    Ellen Stofan. Photo by Jim Preston, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM2018-01471)

    In our finale Earth Optimism webinar of 2022, find out how going to space has helped improve live on Earth! Ellen Stofan will explore how satellite observations and other space technologies are transforming our view of Earth, and yielding new insights for keeping our home planet sustainable. Stofan is a planetary geologist who served as the first female director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and a former chief scientist for NASA. She now serves as the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for Science and Research.

    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. 

    Sign up online to watch live or on-demand

    See more past and upcoming SERC science talks

     

    7:00PM - 8:30PM

Oct 19, 2022

  • SERC Public Tour - Wednesday, October 19th

    SERC Public Tour - Wednesday, October 19th

    Wednesday, October 19, 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

    Tours are limited to 10 people and require advance signup with dates announced ahead of time. If you have questions or comments, or if the tour you wish to attend is full and you would like to be added to a waitlist, please send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu.  Please note, if a tour has two or fewer registrations, it may be subject to cancellation. We will let registrants know at least 24 hours in advance. Additionally, we reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather or other safety concerns. 

    Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and involve about one (1) mile of hiking, starting at the Reed Education Center (directions). These tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on uneven and unpaved, gravely forest paths and wooden marsh walkways with some inclines. Proper footwear is required (no flip flops). Closed toed, secure shoes are strongly encouraged.

    If you have questions or comments, please send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu.

    Interested in becoming a SERC docent? Learn how to get involved!

    If you do not see a signup form on the date you wish to book, it means that tour is full. If you wish to be added to a waitlist for any of the tours, please email SERCPublictours@si.edu.

    10:00AM - 11:30AM

Oct 29, 2022

  • SERC Public Tour - Saturday, October 29th

    SERC Public Tour - Saturday, October 29th

    Saturday, October 29, 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

    Tours are limited to 10 people and require advance signup with dates announced ahead of time. If you have questions or comments, or if the tour you wish to attend is full and you would like to be added to a waitlist, please send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu.  Please note, if a tour has two or fewer registrations, it may be subject to cancellation. We will let registrants know at least 24 hours in advance. Additionally, we reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather or other safety concerns. 

    Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and involve about one (1) mile of hiking, starting at the Reed Education Center (directions). These tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on uneven and unpaved, gravely forest paths and wooden marsh walkways with some inclines. Proper footwear is required (no flip flops). Closed toed, secure shoes are strongly encouraged.

    If you have questions or comments, please send us a message at SERCPublictours@si.edu.

    Interested in becoming a SERC docent? Learn how to get involved!

    Register

    Registration Form
    The email to associate with this registration.
    10:00AM - 11:30AM