SERC Event

Learn to Lead Environmental Education Programs with the Smithsonian!

Take part in a fun and rewarding experience

Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Location
Reed Education Center
Advance Registration Required

Event Details

SERC's Education Department is currently accepting volunteers on a rolling basis through Summer.

A teal-colored flyer with the following text: Join Our Community as an Education Volunteer! Become a volunteer, spend time outside, and teach students and people of all ages about Smithsonian science and nature. Looking for leaders and helpers in: - Conducting programs (school groups and public) - Animal and tank care; Requires a commitment of one year or more, volunteering weekly or bi-weekly *Must be 18 years of age or older. Ongoing professional development and training opportunities; Field trips, socials, and behind the scenes events. No experience necessary. June 1st: Join us at SERC's Reed Education Center, so we can get to know you and you can learn more about us! 9 - 10am: SERC Intro and Coffee Bring a mug for coffee and we will have a conversation about SERC, our research, and our Education program. 10 - 11am: Education Tour and Program Demo; Space is limited! Pre-register by emailing Karen McDonald at

Would you like to work with school-aged students? Have you always wanted to learn how to teach outdoors and lead programs? We're looking for volunteers to help us lead and assist with educational programs (K-12) and volunteers to help with the care and maintenance of our aquaria and turtles.

We're currently accepting volunteers on a rolling basis through Summer. Join us at our Volunteer Open House on June 1st from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at the Reed Education Center, and learn about volunteering with SERC's Education Department! If you are interested, please contact Karen McDonald ( to reserve your spot.

No experience is required. Just bring your passion for the Bay and working with students and we'll train you on the rest. We ask for a minimum of one year and volunteering weekly or bi-weekly. We'll have ongoing training, field trips, and other activities. You must be 18 years of age or older and have your own transportation. Most opportunities are on weekdays, but we will begin weekend programs this Summer if you are interested.

3 SERC volunteers are standing around a rectangular white table with lots of oysters piled on 2 square trays. 2 of the volunteers are standing behind the table, holding a large poster with various images of oysters on it. They appear to be talking about the images. The third volunteer is standing in front of the table, looking at the poster. They are on the dock and in the background, you can partially see the water.
2 SERC volunteers are wearing waders and are in the water, close to the shore. They are each holding one end of a seine net that is partially in the water. There is a third volunteer, wearing waders, several feet away from the first 2 volunteers, and in a deeper part of the water. This volunteer is also carrying a seine net, pulling it from one end through the water and walking toward the shore.