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New Topic! Restoring the Balance: Nature's Role in Future Climate

New Topic! Restoring the Balance: Nature's Role in Future Climate

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Pat Megonigal, Associate Director for Research

New talk! Due to a family emergency, we had to cancel Dr. Cynthia Gilmour's talk on mercury pollution, and are replacing it with the climate change talk below. 

Advance Registration Required
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Event Details

Planet Earth rising over black craters
Earthrise as seen over the Compton crater on the moon. (Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University)

Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have driven a transformation of Earth’s climate, outpacing many of Earth’s natural cycles. But natural forces are still at work. In our first Earth Optimism lecture of the year, SERC ecologist Pat Megonigal will illustrate some of the unseen forces driving climate change. Join us for a myth-busting journey from the massive ice sheets of Antarctica to microbes in the soil, as Dr. Megonigal explores the natural phenomena both accelerating climate change and keeping it in check.  Dr. Megonigal will also reveal ways people are already using nature to fight climate change, through natural climate solutions.

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.

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Live until Feb. 1

See more past and upcoming SERC science talks

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Science to Go: Marshes

Science to Go: Marshes

Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Zoom Event

Learn about the importance of marshes with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)!

Advance Registration Required
Yes

Event Details

Science to Go: Marshes
Jan 22, 2022 at 11am-12pm
Online Zoom and Kits are Free (while supplies last)
Please register HERE

Learn about the importance of marshes with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)! Marshes are important habitats that help to keep the Chesapeake Bay clean and healthy. Since we can’t all go to a real marsh today, we’re going to make a model of one to help understand how they help keep Chesapeake Bay healthy! We will be conducting some hands-on activities that you can follow along at home! You'll also have a chance to talk to a scientist who studies marshes, a biological illustrator, and see some of the labs and marsh sites where they do research!

All necessary materials for this program will be provided at no cost. Pick up a kit at your nearest Anne Arundel County Public Library beginning January 8th (while supplies last).

Not able to pick up a kit from a branch? Just use the attached list of household materials and instructions to follow along at home!

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Science to Go: Marismas
22 de enero de 2022 a las 11 am-12 pm
Zoom en línea y kits son gratuitos (hasta agotar existencias)
Por favor regístrese AQUÍ

¡Aprenda sobre la importancia de las marismas con el Centro de Investigación Ambiental Smithsonian (SERC)! Los pantanos son hábitats importantes que ayudan a mantener la bahía de Chesapeake limpia y saludable. Como hoy no podemos ir todos a un pantano real, vamos a hacer un modelo para ayudar a comprender cómo ayudan a mantener saludable la bahía de Chesapeake. ¡Realizaremos algunas actividades prácticas que puede seguir en casa! ¡También tendrás la oportunidad de hablar con un científico que estudia las marismas, un ilustrador biológico y ver algunos de los laboratorios y sitios de las marismas donde investigan!

Todos los materiales necesarios para este programa se proporcionarán sin costo alguno. Recoja un kit en la biblioteca pública del condado de Anne Arundel más cercana a partir del 8 de enero (hasta agotar existencias).

¿No puede recoger un kit de una sucursal? ¡Solo use la lista adjunta de materiales para el hogar y las instrucciones para seguir en casa!

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