U.S. tidal wetlands may store 800 million tons of carbon in their soils, a new study estimated. But the paper also revealed we know far less about wetlands than previously thought.
Get inspired by true stories of Bay Optimism, with free evening lectures every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm, March-October. (Photo: Chuck Gallegos and LightHawk)
Search for wildlife while paddling on the Rhode River with one of our docents! Guided canoe trips run one Saturday per month, now through October. Click slide for dates & sign up info.
SERC biologists are asking boaters everywhere to keep their eyes peeled for an invasive species: the elusive Chinese mitten crab.
"It's happening here in Chesapeake Bay, and in other parts of the world. These places are proving when science and policy work together, remarkable things can unfold."
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 through Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed Sundays and federal holidays.
Speaker: Denise Breitburg (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)
Speaker: Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper
Pepper is a humanoid robot that is friendly and fun with all. Pepper can pose for selfies, tell you about SERC programs, answer programed questions, and even dance!
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.