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SERC Open House

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Edgewater, MD

SERC Open House

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Parking   more info Ended Free $0.00
Boat Ride on the Richard Lee-10:30am
Take a one hour ride aboard the Richard Lee, from the Rhode River to the Chesapeake Bay. Please ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES before your boat trip to allow shuttle time to the dock and for boarding. The boat is stroller and handicapped accessible. Cost is $5 ages 4+. Children under 4 are free, but must be registered.
Ended $5.00 $0.00
Boat Ride on the Richard Lee (kids under 4)-10:30am   more info Ended Free $0.00
Boat Ride on the Richard Lee-11:30am
Take a one hour ride aboard the Richard Lee, from the Rhode River to the Chesapeake Bay. Please ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES before your boat trip to allow shuttle time to the dock and for boarding. The boat is stroller and handicapped accessible. Cost is $5 ages 4+. Children under 4 are free, but must be registered.
Ended $5.00 $0.00
Boat Ride on the Richard Lee (kids under 4)-11:30am   more info Ended Free $0.00
Boat Ride on the Richard Lee-12:30pm
Take a one hour ride aboard the Richard Lee, from the Rhode River to the Chesapeake Bay. Please ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES before your boat trip to allow shuttle time to the dock and for boarding. The boat is stroller and handicapped accessible. Cost is $5 ages 4+. Children under 4 are free, but must be registered.
Ended $5.00 $0.00
Boat Ride on the Richard Lee (kids under 4)-12:30pm   more info Ended Free $0.00
Boat Ride on the Richard Lee-1:30pm
Take a one hour ride aboard the Richard Lee, from the Rhode River to the Chesapeake Bay. Please ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES before your boat trip to allow shuttle time to the dock and for boarding. The boat is stroller and handicapped accessible. Cost is $5 ages 4+. Children under 4 are free, but must be registered.
Ended $5.00 $0.00
Boat Ride on the Richard Lee (kids under 4)-1:30pm   more info Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) annual Open House will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014. This event will feature a behind-the-scenes glimpse at SERC research and science. Visitors may also register for a one-hour boat ride on the Rhode River ($5/person), try their hand at seining or crabbing, or create a take-home craft.

For free parking you must register for a Front Gate Pass for your vehicle. Please be prepared to present the printed pass to the booth attendant upon your arrival.

Explore science outdoors and meet the scientists doing it!

 

  • Global Change:  Discover how global change is affecting the world around us.
  • The Forest:  Learn how the forest works and its impact on the landscape on a hayride through SERC forests. Hayrides will start at 10:30am.
  • The Mathias Lab:  Explore SERC’s new state-of-the-art laboratory and learn about its environmentally sustainable features.
  • The Living Lab:  Discover connections between ecosystems and learn how humans have the power to change them from the scientists who study them.
  • The Water:  Visit an oyster bar, go crabbing and take a seine net into the Rhode River. Waders provided—no swim gear necessary!
  • Education and Citizen Science.  Learn how you can take advantage of SERC’s education and citizen science programs.
  • Boat Rides: Learn about shoreline habitats while enjoying a boat ride on the beautiful Richard Lee ($5/person for ages 4+. Children under 4 are free; preregistration recommended).
  • Kids Crafts and Face Painting
  • Parking:  Register online for free parking starting August 1. $10/car for those not preregistered.
  • Lunch:  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

 For more information, call 443-482-2300

Have questions about SERC Open House? Contact Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

When & Where


Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
647 Contees Wharf Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)


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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) provides science-based knowledge to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century. SERC leads research on coastal ecosystems—where land meets the sea—to inform real-world decisions for wise policies, best business practices, and a sustainable planet.

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