We're recruiting for our 2020 summer intern team! Get hands-on, paid experience in research, environmental education, science writing and citizen science. Apply by Feb. 15.
The ocean is losing its breath. A new IUCN report, co-authored by SERC marine ecologist Denise Breitburg, reveals some powerful ways to resuscitate it. (Photo: Emma Hickerson/NOAA)
Free monthly lectures return! We're celebrating Earth Day's 50th anniversary with a new Earth Optimism-inspired series. Lectures start Tue., Jan. 21 at 7pm. (Photo: Nicole Campbell)
Postdoc Sarah Donelan shows how parents give offspring clues about the world before they enter it, and how today's rapid change could be throwing parents off. (Photo: Patricia Donelan)
"As scientists, we're constantly surprised. Research has a way of revealing hidden connections or unexpected consequences we never imagined until we took a closer look."
What's the perfect temperature to bake your soil? Postdoc Genevieve Noyce found out in a futuristic global warming experiment. (Photo: Sairah Malkin/Horn Point Laboratory)
Photo: Emma Hickerson/NOAA
Photo: Sairah Malkin/Horn Point Lab
Speaker: Tom Jordan, principal investigator of SERC's Nutrient Cycles Lab
Speaker: Greg Ruiz, principal investigator of SERC's Marine Invasions Research Lab
Join us for explorations of SERC research with our Science Saturdays. Bring the family for a day of hands-on activities alongside Smithsonian scientists
SERC's campus and trails will be closed to the public the following Saturdays for winter forest management: Jan. 11, 18 and 25.
Discover Smithsonian science in your backyard!
Closed Sundays and federal holidays.
For half a century, SERC scientists have taken on environmental issues on Chesapeake Bay and around the world and uncovered new ways to protect the planet. Learn more about SERC’s history and discoveries.