Coastal wetlands can protect us from climate change in more ways than we thought. When sea levels rise, a Nature study finds these wetlands respond by storing even more carbon in their soils.
Expand your horizons this year! Dive into the latest discoveries about the oceans, atmosphere, and life underwater with our Tuesday evening lectures. Click to see the full schedule.
Join us for SERC Science Saturdays, a series of five Saturdays where you can enjoy hands-on activities with Smithsonian ecologists. Each Saturday explores a different side of nature!
"Knowledge is power—the power to face challenges and come up with strategies that work. Ultimately, knowledge gives us the power to create a better world."
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.
Speakers: Matt Rutherford and Nicole Trenholm
Speaker: Dr. William Sweet, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Photo: Gary Peresta/SERC
Photo: Carl Benson
Photo: John Chapman
Join us for explorations of SERC research with our Science Saturdays.Bring the family for a day of hands-on activities alongside Smithsonian scientists!
Speaker: Dr. Ariana Sutton-Frier and Susan Cook-Patton, The Nature Conservancy
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.