Our trails and buildings are closed to the public due to COVID-19, but you can still experience SERC science virtually! Check the slideshow below for some of our latest offerings, including virtual field trips and Earth Optimism webinars.
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Help researchers study and educate the public about Chesapeake Bay Otters !
Want to travel back in time? Learn about history by digging up artifacts? SERC archaeology is for you. Volunteers welcome all year!
Help our scientists collect marine organisms living on debris that can travel thousands of miles across our oceans!
We offer a number of opportunities for volunteers who want to gain more in-depth experience with our research laboratories.
Middle and high school students in Maryland and Washington, DC are actively taking part in classroom experiments to help scientists better understand ideal conditions for growing native orchids.
Eastern bluebird populations decreased over the 20th century. Volunteers monitor the boxes on SERC's campus to document their activity!
We are studying an invasive parasitic barnacle that infects native white-fingered mud crabs. We are working to track their populations and need your help!
Help us track changes in coastal environments by identifying marine invertebrates using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop!
Olympia oysters are native to San Francisco Bay and their populations have been depleted due to overharvesting and pollution.
Scientists need help identifying invasive species of invertebrates! There are several different species we look for on the West Coast of the United States, including plants, micro-algae, and invertebrates.
Scientists need help banding and measuring small Northern saw-whet owls to track their migrations.
Join scientists as they monitor sites around the Chesapeake Bay to see if river herring are present!
Once a year, scientists and volunteers measure the growth of salt marsh plants in our Global Change Research Wetland.
Help scientists survey the San Francisco Bay shores for target native and invasive species!
Help us track baby oyster growth in the Rhode River!
This project aims to measure how tree growth responds to weather and climate throughout the world by using a simple but sensitive technique that can be used by anyone, anywhere!
Scientists on the West Coast are tracking the whereabouts of a non-native kelp, and we need your help to report new sightings!
UEEI works to engage middle and high school students and teachers throughout the Anacostia Watershed in studying and monitoring the environment that surrounds them.