The SERC campus will be closed to the public on Saturdays 12/9/2023, 12/23/2023, 1/6/2024, and 1/20/2024 for our annual forest management.
The Woodlawn History Center is open Friday and Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm. Read Plan Your Visit for information on where to park, updated maps, safety, and more.
Citizen Science Menu
Help researchers study and track Chesapeake Bay Otters!
Help our scientists collect water quality data about Chesapeake Bay
Want to travel back in time? Learn about history by digging up artifacts? SERC archaeology is for you. Volunteers welcome all year!
We offer a number of opportunities for volunteers who want to gain more in-depth experience with our research laboratories.
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!
Middle school students in Maryland and DC use experiments to determine the best growing conditions for native plants.
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 over harvesting and pollution.
Help scientists assess the success of oyster restoration efforts!
Help scientists identify invasive invertebrate species on the West Coast of the United States!
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 our scientists collect marine organisms living on debris that can travel thousands of miles across our oceans!
This project aims to measure how tree growth responds to weather and climate globally by using a simple technique that can be used by anyone!
Scientists on the West Coast are tracking the whereabouts of a non-native kelp, and we need your help to report new sightings!
Help researchers analyze marine litter around the world!
Help us track baby oyster growth in the Rhode River!
Engaging students and teachers throughout the Anacostia Watershed to study and monitor the environment that surrounds them.