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Public Walking Tour: July 7

Public Walking Tour: July 7

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 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 at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please contact SERCPublictours@si.edu with your name, phone number and party size. ***

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 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 precautions 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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Public Walking Tour: July 10

Public Walking Tour: July 10

Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 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

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 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 precautions 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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Education Open House for New Volunteers

Education Open House for New Volunteers

Join our community as an Education volunteer!

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am Monday, July 12, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Reed Education Center

Become a volunteer, spend time outside, and teach students and people of all ages about Smtihsonian science and nature.

Event Details

We are looking for leaders and helpers in:
- conducting programs (school groups and public)
- trail maintenance
- canoe programs
- animal and tank care

Requires a commitment of one year or more, volunteering on a weekly or bi-weekly basis
*must be 18 years of age

Ongoing professional development and training opportunities; Field trips, socials, and behind the scenes events.

July 12th- Join us at SERC, so we can get to know you and you can learn more about us!

  • 9-10am: SERC Intro and Coffee
    • Bring a mug for coffee and we will have a conversation about SERC, our research, and our Education program.
  • 10am- noon: Education Tour and Program Demo

Space is limited!

Please pre-register by emailing Karen McDonald at McDonaldK@si.edu.

9:00AM - 10:00AM
 
Education Open House for New Volunteers

Education Open House for New Volunteers

Join our community as an Education volunteer!

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am Monday, July 12, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Reed Education Center

Become a volunteer, spend time outside, and teach students and people of all ages about Smtihsonian science and nature.

Event Details

We are looking for leaders and helpers in:
- conducting programs (school groups and public)
- trail maintenance
- canoe programs
- animal and tank care

Requires a commitment of one year or more, volunteering on a weekly or bi-weekly basis
*must be 18 years of age

Ongoing professional development and training opportunities; Field trips, socials, and behind the scenes events.

July 12th- Join us at SERC, so we can get to know you and you can learn more about us!

  • 9-10am: SERC Intro and Coffee
    • Bring a mug for coffee and we will have a conversation about SERC, our research, and our Education program.
  • 10am- noon: Education Tour and Program Demo

Space is limited!

Please pre-register by emailing Karen McDonald at McDonaldK@si.edu.

10:00AM - 12:00PM
 
 
Public Walking Tour: July 14

Public Walking Tour: July 14

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 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

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 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 precautions 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.
10:00AM - 11:30AM
 
 
 
Public Walking Tour: July 17

Public Walking Tour: July 17

Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 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! If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please send us a message at 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 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 

By completing this signup form, you confirm you intend to join SERC on a free Public Walking Tour, exploring the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus with one of our volunteer docents. As part of the program, Smithsonian docents may take photographs of and ask for feedback from you and other participants on the tour. By signing this release, you agree that the Smithsonian can use your name, statements, likeness, voice and images for any educational, promotional, archival or any other standard museum purpose in any media whatsoever. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let us know via email at SERCPublicTours@si.edu no later than 24 hours before your tour, and we will respect your wishes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you!

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 precautions 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.
10:00AM - 11:30AM
 
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Through Ebony Eyes: Preserving the Legacy of Blacks on the Chesapeake

Through Ebony Eyes: Preserving the Legacy of Blacks on the Chesapeake

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Speaker: Vince Leggett, Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, Founder and President

Advance Registration Required
Yes

Event Details

Closeup of Vince Leggett in red jacket beside dock
Vince Leggett (Credit: Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program)

For over 200 years, Black men and women have kept the seafood and maritime industries alive on the Chesapeake Bay. Yet few history books have recognized their contributions. The Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, created by Vince Leggett, has amassed a rich collection of artifacts, oral histories and over 40,000 photos documenting their experiences. On July 20, Leggett will share some of their stories. He will highlight voices from two of his books, Blacks of the Chesapeake: An Integral Part of Maritime History and The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes. Join us for a celebration of the Black men and women who transformed—and were transformed by—life on the water.

Watch recording

View past and upcoming evening webinars

7:00PM - 8:00PM
 
Public Walking Tour: July 21

Public Walking Tour: July 21

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 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! If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please send us a message at 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 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

By completing this signup form, you confirm you intend to join SERC on a free Public Walking Tour, exploring the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus with one of our volunteer docents. As part of the program, Smithsonian docents may take photographs of and ask for feedback from you and other participants on the tour. By signing this release, you agree that the Smithsonian can use your name, statements, likeness, voice and images for any educational, promotional, archival or any other standard museum purpose in any media whatsoever. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let us know via email at SERCPublicTours@si.edu no later than 24 hours before your tour, and we will respect your wishes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you!

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 precautions 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.
10:00AM - 11:30AM
 
 
 
 
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Public Walking Tour: July 28

Public Walking Tour: July 28

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 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! If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please send us a message at 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 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 

By completing this signup form, you confirm you intend to join SERC on a free Public Walking Tour, exploring the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus with one of our volunteer docents. As part of the program, Smithsonian docents may take photographs of and ask for feedback from you and other participants on the tour. By signing this release, you agree that the Smithsonian can use your name, statements, likeness, voice and images for any educational, promotional, archival or any other standard museum purpose in any media whatsoever. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let us know via email at SERCPublicTours@si.edu no later than 24 hours before your tour, and we will respect your wishes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you!

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 precautions 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.
10:00AM - 11:30AM
 
 
 
Public Walking Tour: July 31

Public Walking Tour: July 31

Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 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! If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please send us a message at 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 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

By completing this signup form, you confirm you intend to join SERC on a free Public Walking Tour, exploring the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus with one of our volunteer docents. As part of the program, Smithsonian docents may take photographs of and ask for feedback from you and other participants on the tour. By signing this release, you agree that the Smithsonian can use your name, statements, likeness, voice and images for any educational, promotional, archival or any other standard museum purpose in any media whatsoever. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let us know via email at SERCPublicTours@si.edu no later than 24 hours before your tour, and we will respect your wishes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you!

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 precautions 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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