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Canceled - Frostbite 5K Run/Walk

Canceled - Frostbite 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:30am
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Ring out the last weekend of winter, with a 5K nature run through the picturesque SERC campus. Organized by SERC and South River High School.

Event Details

Online registration: $25 per online entry through March 8. $30 after March 8. T-shirts will be provided for online registrations before 12pm on March 1.

Race day registration: $30 at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, starting at 7:30am. 

Start time: 8:30am in front of the Schmidt Conference Center at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Awards: 10:00am

Packet pickup: Friday, March 13, 4-8pm at Fleet Feet in the Annapolis Harbour Center (2572 Solomons Island Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401), or at SERC on Saturday, March 14.

 

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Canceled - Global Trade, Ballast Water and Invasive Species On Ships

Canceled - Global Trade, Ballast Water and Invasive Species On Ships

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Greg Ruiz, principal investigator of SERC's Marine Invasions Research Lab

Advance Registration Required
No

Event Details

Man in blue jacket standing on hill overlooking Golden Gate BridgeGreg Ruiz, head of SERC's Marine Invasions Lab

Every year, U.S. ports see roughly 100,000 ship arrivals. ​In addition to cargo, many ships unwittingly carry tiny organisms inside their hulls, in the tanks of ballast water they use for balance. Global trade is enabling invasive species to cross borders via shipping at unprecedented speeds. But it’s also triggered the rise of new technologies to combat them. In this talk, SERC marine biologist Greg Ruiz will highlight some of the latest efforts to track and clean up the ballast water in ship hulls and prevent future invasions.

SERC's evening lectures take place in the Schmidt Conference Center every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm, January through October. The event is free, though our volunteers are grateful for any donations to support the series. Free and open to all: No advance registration necessary!

See more lectures scheduled for 2020

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Canceled - SERC Science Saturday

Canceled - SERC Science Saturday

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Mathias Lab on SERC campus

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

Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:30am-12pm
All About Climate Change
Learn about how SERC scientists are studying climate change and how its affecting local species and environment. 

Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:30am-12pm
SERC Research and our Earth Optimism

Changing the conversation about conservation from doom and gloom to optimism and opportunity. 

Saturday, Sept 12, 2020 9:30am-12pm
Human Impacts on the Environment

Come learn about how humans are impacting the environment but also what we can do about it. 

Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 9:30am-12pm​
Biodiversity

Explore biodiversity in and around the Chesapeake Bay. 

Cost: FREE and open to all
Location: Mathias Lab on SERC campus. We’ll show you where to park when you get here. Directions can be found on our website.
Bring: You are welcome to bring your own lunch or snacks, food will not be available for purchase.

Thank you to our donor

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We hope to see you all there!

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

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