Bring the family for a paddle on the Rhode River! Look for wildlife, talk about research and enjoy time outside on the Bay with one of our trained guides. No experience necessary.
Get the latest environmental science updates from Chesapeake Bay and around the world, at our free evening lectures every third Tuesday of the month. (Photo: USDA)
A new team is changing how we calculate the world's carbon budget on the coasts, and upending some long-held assumptions. Meet the Coastal Carbon Research Coordination Network.
Do hands-on activities with Smithsonian ecologists at SERC Science Saturdays! Each of the five Science Saturdays explores a different theme. Click for dates and details.
"The environment or the economy is a false choice. We can have both, if we have the creativity—and the courage—to change how we value the Earth."
Get the truth on the science and history of climate change, in this 6-part lecture series hosted by SERC plant ecologist Bert Drake. Watch all six episodes online!
Discover Smithsonian science in your backyard!Visiting Hours:
Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed Sundays and federal holidays.
Photo: Dan Minchin/Marine Organism Investigations
Photo: Gary Peresta/SERC
Meet our robot docent, Pepper, this Saturday! Pepper can dance, play games, pose for photos and tell stories SERC science. Pepper will be greeting visitors at our Reed Education Center.
Welcome to the world of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, doing science in your backyard!
Speaker: Jen Biddle, University of Delaware
Bring the family for a paddle on the Rhode River at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
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.