SERC Event

Public Walking Tour: July 21

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Event Location
Reed Education Center

Experience an insider's view of SERC on one of our free public tours. Learn about SERC’s long-term environmental research on marshes, trees, water quality, and the impacts of carbon dioxide on our land, water, and air. 

Advance Registration Required

Event Details

This tour is currently full! If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please send us a message at

Experience an insider's view of SERC, on a free outdoor walking tour led by one of our volunteer docents. You'll walk along the waterfront, cross marsh boardwalks and hike through the forest, while learning about SERC’s cutting-edge research projects on climate change and other issues where the land meets the sea.

Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and involve about 1/2 mile of walking, starting at the Reed Education Center (directions). These tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on forest paths and marsh walkways. Proper footwear is required (no flip-flops).

Tours are limited to 10 people and require advance signup. If you have questions or comments, or if the tour you wish to attend is at capacity and you would like to be added to a waitlist, send us a message at

By completing this signup form, you confirm you intend to join SERC on a free Public Walking Tour, exploring the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus with one of our volunteer docents. As part of the program, Smithsonian docents may take photographs of and ask for feedback from you and other participants on the tour. By signing this release, you agree that the Smithsonian can use your name, statements, likeness, voice and images for any educational, promotional, archival or any other standard museum purpose in any media whatsoever. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let us know via email at no later than 24 hours before your tour, and we will respect your wishes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you!

Know before you go!

  • To protect our visitors and staff from COVID-19, masks are required to use the indoor restrooms in the Reed Education Center. Read more about our safety precautions in our COVID-19 Visitor Guide.
  • SERC loves animals, but because we're an active research facility, we sadly can't accommodate pets on tours! Please leave all pets at home except service animals.