The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is holding an open house today from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at its location in Edgewater, MD. It is free and open to the public. Free shuttle and parking is provided at Central Middle School, 221 Central Ave. East (intersection of Mayo Rd. and Central Ave (Rt. 214)) in Edgewater, MD. Bus Transportation to and from SERC runs
continuously from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information cal (301) 238.2737 or check the website.
The Libraries will have a display table at the event, which also includes children’s games, face painting, crafts, live entertainment, boat rides, canoe trips, and hay rides, among the many activities.
The SERC Library was founded in 1977 at the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (CBCES) to support the Center’s research and education programs. The library is open to the public by appointment Monday-Friday, 8:00 am–4:30 p.m. and serves the staff of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC), other Smithsonian staff, fellows, research associates, other government agencies, professional associations, students, scholars, and the general public. The SERC Library houses a collection of monographs and bound journals, microfilm, fiche, and videos. These materials support the scientific and educational research in the following broad areas: global change, landscape ecology, coastal ecosystems, and population and community ecology, with emphasis on the Chesapeake Bay and its surroundings.—Angela Haggins