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Annapolis Science Café at 49 West: “Smithsonian Science in Your Backyard”

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Annapolis Science Café at 49 West: “Smithsonian Science in Your Backyard”, by Cate Bower, Past Chair of “Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Director’s Circle & SERC Docent, and Bruce Ogden, Director’s Circle Member, Docent

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater MD, may be one of the best kept secrets in Anne Arundel County. A 2,650 acre campus in the West/Rhode River watershed provides the perfect setting for the long term study of coastal ecosystems where the Air, Land and Water come together on the largest coastal estuary in the United States. For more than half a century, SERC scientists have taken on environmental issues on the Chesapeake Bay and around the world and uncovered new ways to protect the planet. Among the most pressing issues being studied are water quality, fisheries, invasive species, conservation, impacts of CO2 and Mercury, land use and climate change. Come hear highlights of SERC’s research in this session led by Cate Bower and Bruce Ogden, SERC Docents and members of the SERC Director’s Circle, who will provide insight into some of the SERC research projects and the lessons that have been learned.

We hope you will join us in person at the Annapolis Science Café at 49 West, but Zoom is available too; if interested in Zoom or other questions, email [email protected]. It is best to reserve seats for this event at 49 West by calling 410-626-9796. The event is free but you need to buy something from the restaurant.


May 30
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tracy Gill, Coordinator, Annapolis Cafe Scientifique