Chesapeake Bay has seen the largest underwater grass recovery ever recorded, thanks to a three-decade nutrient pollution diet, a new study finds. (Photo: J. J. Orth/VIMS)
Get inspired by Bay Optimism stories, with free evening lectures every third Tuesday of the month at 7, March-October. Series starts Tuesday, March 20! (Photo: Chuck Gallegos and LightHawk)
Get ready for SERC's outdoor festival of science! Do hands-on activities with the scientists on land and water, and discover new reasons for Bay Optimism. Full details coming soon.
"Science has the power to decode disasters, and show us how to fight and recover from them."
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: Rachael Gilde, Maryland Environmental Service
Speaker: Gary Krupnick, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
Photo: Arcadio Castillo/Smithsonian
Photo: Julia Blum
Photo: John Chapman
Speaker: Mark Butler (Old Dominion University)
Speaker: Christine Maietta (University of Maryland)
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.