Lecture
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Dr. Katia Engelhardt, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Pre-registration Required
No
Lecture
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Bill Ball, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Research Consortium

Our Thursday seminars are open to SERC staff and the public. Since they are aimed at a scientific audience, they are more technical than our evening lectures.

Pre-registration Required
No
Lecture
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Dr. Karen Knee (American University)

Our Thursday seminars are open to SERC staff and the public. Since they are aimed at a scientific audience, they are more technical than our evening lectures.

Pre-registration Required
No
Lecture
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Greg Kearns, Patuxent River Park

Learn about the fascinating biology of ospreys, and how conservationists have helped them make a comeback in the Chesapeake.

Pre-registration Required
No
Lecture
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Learn how scientists are using drone technology and other new methods to understand forest ecology. Note: SERC's Thursday science seminars are directed towards a scientific audience, so are slightly more technical than regular lectures.

Pre-registration Required
No
Lecture
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Grace Cott, SERC Biogeochemistry Lab

Our Thursday seminars are open to SERC staff and the public. Since they are aimed at a scientific audience, they are more technical than our evening lectures.

Pre-registration Required
No
Lecture
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Elliott Campbell, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources

Our Thursday seminars are open to SERC staff and the public. Since they are aimed at a scientific audience, they are more technical than our evening lectures.

Pre-registration Required
No
Bay Optimism
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Celebrate Bay Optimism at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's annual Open House! Admission and most activities are free. See event details for information on free school parking, on-site parking passes and boat tickets.

Pre-registration Required
No

Impacts of Climate Change on the Temperate-Tropical Ecotone

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Learn how climate change is driving Florida mangroves north, with SERC ecologist Candy Feller. Note: SERC's Thursday science seminars are directed towards a scientific audience, so are slightly more technical than our regular lecture

Pre-registration Required
No
Lecture

Confronting Denial and the Truth About Uncertainty

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Why are Americans so divided in their views on climate change? In the series finale, follow the story from climate change skepticism in the 20thcentury to denial in the 21st. Sixth lecture in the 6-part "Making Sense of Climate Change."

Pre-registration Required
No

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