The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is dedicated to providing high quality educational programs that incorporate SERC research with hands-on, virtual, and inquiry-based learning. Our programs are led by SERC staff and highly-trained volunteers, and emphasize the practices of science – one of the major components of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). While our main activities focus on grades K-12, we also offer programs for organized groups and teacher professional development. Programs are offered year round both virtually and in person (conditional on re-opening during Covid-19).
Please visit the tabs on the right of the page for more program specifics. We look forward to working with you, your students, participants, and groups!