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Tag: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Spying on Whales

Spying on Whales

| October 20, 2020, 11:00 PM

We think of whales as icons of the sea, but the first whales were certainly not like the ones that you see today: They lived on land, had four legs, and were the size of a dog. How do we know about the deep past of whales, and what does that tell us about how […]

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Earth Optimism Webinar: Global Connections, Changing Seasons and Living Bird Friendly

Earth Optimism Webinar: Global Connections, Changing Seasons and Living Bird Friendly

| September 15, 2020, 11:00 PM

Birds and bird watching have become popular international topics these past months. In the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s September webinar, Scott Sillett of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center will provide an update on the latest research and outreach about migratory birds in eastern North America: climate change, space-based bird tracking, and sustainable consumer choices. A […]

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The History Saga of Humans and the Environment  at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The History Saga of Humans and the Environment at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

| August 20, 2020, 11:00 PM

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and Historic Annapolis present this story is about strategic location on a great estuary, human interactions with rich natural resources, and the founding history of the United States. It is an evolving story built around the science of archaeology and the inferences of oral and written history for the 2,650-acre […]

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Earth Optimism Panel: Building Climate-Resilient Communities on the Coast

Earth Optimism Panel: Building Climate-Resilient Communities on the Coast

| August 18, 2020, 11:00 PM

Presented by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Tens of millions of Americans make their homes in coastal cities. How these cities adapt to rising seas will determine their futures in the 21st century. Three experts from cities on the East and West Coasts of the United States will share stories and ideas about how coastal communities […]

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Earth Optimism Lecture: Stories From Four Decades of Forest Science – CANCELED

Earth Optimism Lecture: Stories From Four Decades of Forest Science – CANCELED

| April 21, 2020, 11:00 PM

On the eve of Earth Day, join SERC for a special lecture on how forests are shaping the planet. SERC forest ecologists Sean McMahon and Jess Parker will break down decades of forest research at SERC and across the U.S., and highlight the many ways forests are improving the health of our planet and its people. The talk will […]

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Earth Optimism Lecture:  Global Trade, Ballast Water and Invasive Species on Ships

Earth Optimism Lecture: Global Trade, Ballast Water and Invasive Species on Ships

| March 17, 2020, 11:00 PM

Invasive species have been crossing to new shores in the hulls of ships, unseen, for centuries. But in the late 20th century, scientists and managers began discovering more of them inside the ballast water ships carry for balance. In this talk, SERC marine biologist Greg Ruiz will highlight some of the latest efforts to track and […]

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Earth Optimism Lecture: The Science of Restoring a Stream

Earth Optimism Lecture: The Science of Restoring a Stream

| February 18, 2020, 07:00 PM

When it comes to cleaning up Chesapeake Bay, restoring streams has become an increasingly popular solution. But not all restorations work alike. SERC nutrient ecologist Tom Jordan will reveal where restorations are doing best, and what his team has learned from SERC’s own stream restoration on Muddy Creek. The talk will be held in the Schmidt Conference Center. […]

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Earth Optimism Lecture: How to Recycle More and Recycle Right

Earth Optimism Lecture: How to Recycle More and Recycle Right

| January 21, 2020, 07:00 PM

In the kickoff lecture of the SERC 2020 Earth Optimism Lecture Series, Richard Bowen, the recycling program manager for Anne Arundel County, will answer questions about what can and can’t be recycled in the county and break down the different services the county offers to help residents recycle more effectively. Come get an inside look at […]

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Smithsonian Keynote Lecture: Meet Sherman’s Lagoon Cartoonist Jim Toomey

Smithsonian Keynote Lecture: Meet Sherman’s Lagoon Cartoonist Jim Toomey

| October 17, 2017, 11:00 PM

Join us for the finale of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s free evening lecture series of 2017, with cartoonist Jim Toomey! An Annapolis resident, Toomey has communicated about ocean science and conservation for over 20 years, most prominently through Sherman’s Lagoon, a national comic strip that explores environmental issues underwater and earned him the 2000 […]

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Kneseth Israel presents Sushannah Walshe

Kneseth Israel presents Sushannah Walshe

| November 03, 2014, 04:08 PM | 0 Comments

[do action=”schuh”/] On Sunday November 23, 2014 at 10:00am, Congregation Kneseth Israel presents Shushannah Walshe, Deputy Political Director for ABC News, consultant for the HBO Aaron Sorkin show, The Newsroom and co-author of the book, “Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar.”  Shushannah will share her views of […]

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Maine Cottage to host an art opening  on Thurs. July 17th

Maine Cottage to host an art opening on Thurs. July 17th

| July 03, 2014, 11:15 AM | 0 Comments

Maine Cottage, in conjunction with the Ram’s Head Tavern and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, welcome artist Trip Park to the Art Gallery at Maine Cottage. The event to highlight Park’s work will be open house format featuring Rams Head IPA from The Rams Head and edible creations from Bowl of Cherries on Thursday evening, […]

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SERC to host free science lectures

SERC to host free science lectures

| June 12, 2014, 03:29 PM | 0 Comments

The 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 […]

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Free lecture at SERC (May 20, 2014)

Free lecture at SERC (May 20, 2014)

| May 12, 2014, 11:16 AM | 0 Comments

The SERC Evening Lecture Series continues on May 20th! Talk: “Chesapeake Catch: Fisheries Research at SERC” Speaker: Dr. Matt Ogburn Summary: Aquatic life in the Chesapeake is constantly in flux. While Maryland’s blue crabs have shown signs of improvement, a big new predator—the nonnative blue catfish—is expanding its range in Maryland’s rivers. Learn how Smithsonian ecologists are tracking them with new […]

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SERC evening lecture series

SERC evening lecture series

| April 11, 2014, 09:18 PM | 0 Comments

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) will be starting their lecture series on April 15th! The free events will be held  on the third Tuesday of every month through November.  One of their ecologists will discuss their research—the Bay, climate change or something unexpected. There will be time for Q&A afterwards. The link to the […]

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Library Announces Systemwide STEM Education Initiative

Library Announces Systemwide STEM Education Initiative

| September 18, 2013, 11:09 AM | 0 Comments

Local children from preschool to high school will explore the world of science and mathematics at their local library branches this fall, thanks to a newly expanded schedule of STEM [Science Technology Engineering Mathematics] programs offered by the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL). Literacy may be the library’s specialty, but AACPL has always offered […]

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Chesapeake Outdoor Group Presents Film Screening

Chesapeake Outdoor Group Presents Film Screening

| January 25, 2013, 03:54 PM | 0 Comments

Chesapeake Outdoor Group (COG) Kids, with the support of the Anne Arundel Community College Student Education Association present a screening of the award-winning documentary, PLAY AGAIN, taking place at Anne Arundel Community College, Florestrano Building – Lecture Hall 101, Arnold, MD from 6:00-8:00PM on February 7, 2013. At a time when children spend more time […]

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3rd Annual Fourth Street Black Friday Art Stroll & Pub Walk

3rd Annual Fourth Street Black Friday Art Stroll & Pub Walk

| November 16, 2012, 10:49 AM | 0 Comments

Make sure you head over to Eastport for the 3rd Annual Fourth Street Black Friday Art Stroll & Pub Walk from 6 to 9 PM on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 as they kick off this year’s holiday season. Bring friends and family and enjoy an easy fun-filled neighborhood event featuring great food, drinks and fabulous art. Walk […]

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Four Rivers Announces Heritage Showcase Event Planned For October 25

Four Rivers Announces Heritage Showcase Event Planned For October 25

| September 16, 2012, 04:22 PM | 0 Comments

On October 25th, 2012 the Four Rivers Heritage Area will host the inaugural Heritage Showcase event, to be held from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis. This dynamic, interactive event will feature eighteen-plus premier Four Rivers heritage museums, sites and attractions under one roof, to allow […]

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West & Rhode Rivers In Poor Shape

West & Rhode Rivers In Poor Shape

| April 14, 2012, 02:44 PM | 0 Comments

On Saturday, April 7that 10:00am, The West/Rhode Riverkeeper released their West and Rhode Rivers Report Card at Discovery Village in Shady Side.  Once again, poor grades dominated the Report Card, resulting in an average “D” grade. Following the release, Riverkeeper staff conducted a rain barrel workshop, and distributed free rain barrels to the two dozen […]

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