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Join us for virtual explorations of SERC research in partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Libraries (AACPL) with our Science To Go online events. Grab a kit from your nearest AACPL and Enoch Pratt Free Library and bring the family together for hands-on activities alongside Smithsonian scientists! 

Science To Go: Plant Defenses
Sat. Oct 16th at 11-12pm
Online Zoom and Kits are Free (while supplies last)

Learn about plant defenses with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)! Join us virtually to get a lab tour and hear from the Ecosystem Conservation Lab. Plants have physical and chemical defenses to keep insects from eating them. Learn how and why these are important for our ecosystems to remain healthy! We will be conducting a few different hands-on activities that you can follow along at home! All necessary materials for exploring the plant defenses will be provided at no cost. Pick up a kit at your nearest Anne Arundel County Public Library and Enoch Pratt Free Library starting October 2nd (while supplies last).

Not able to pick up a kit from a branch? Here is the list of household materials and protocols, so you can still follow along at home!

This event will be hosted through Zoom webinar. Please register to receive the login information.

Closed Captions and American Sign Language interpretation will be available for this event.

Recordings of Previous Events

Science To Go: Fun with Fungus

Join the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) to learn about Fungi in this virtual program! Meet SERC molecular ecologist scientists Dr. Melissa McCormick and Dr. Eranga Wettewa, take a virtual tour of their lab to get a closer look at how they study fungi, blow up a balloon with yeast, and dissect a mushroom - all at home! 

Find the list of household materials and instructions to follow along at home.

Science To Go: All About DNA

 

Join the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) to learn about DNA in this virtual program! Meet SERC molecular ecologist Dr. Katrina Lohan, take a virtual tour of her lab to get a closer look at how she studies DNA...and conduct a real DNA extraction at home!

Find the list of household materials and instructions to follow along at home.