SERC to host free science lectures

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

SERCThe Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is hosting its first two free science lectures of the summer on June 17 and July 15.

SERC Evening Lecture Series

Talk: “Global Shipping and Marine Invasions: The Beginning of the Anthropocene”

Speaker: Dr. Ian Davidson

Summary: Most experts date the start of the Anthropocene—the “Age of Humans”—to the rise of fossil fuels 250 years ago. But what if it began much earlier? Dr. Ian Davidson shows how humans have moved invasive species across oceans since the Age of Discovery and how, with the public’s help, we can keep a watchful eye on them today. For more information visit www.serc.si.edu.

When: Tuesday, June 17. Light refreshments start at 6:30. Lectures run from 7-8.

Where: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Schmidt Conference Center

Cost: Free
Registration: None

Contact: Kristen Minogue ([email protected]; 443-482-2325)


SERC Evening Lecture Series

Talk: “We Can Do It; You Can Help! Citizen Science at SERC”

Speaker: Dr. Alison Cawood

Summary: Citizen science—public participation in scientific discoveries—is taking research to new heights. At SERC, we are finding more ways to involve the community in environmental science research, from archaeology to experimental forests. Come learn more about citizen science projects all over the world and find out how you can get involved at SERC.
When: Tuesday, July 15. Light refreshments start at 6:30. Lectures run from 7-8.
Where: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Schmidt Conference Center

Cost: Free
Registration: None

Contact: Kristen Minogue ([email protected]; 443-482-2325)

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