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    Winter Photo Challenge: 12 Nights of Solstice

    Where do you find life and beauty in the dead of winter? Share your inspirational winter photos for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)’s 2021 Winter Photo Challenge. A panel of judges will choose 12 winning photos to feature on SERC’s social media for a 12 Nights of Solstice celebration starting Dec. 21. This year’s…

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    Tuesday, October 19, 2021: Earth Optimism Webinar: From Global Change to Local Action, with Katharine Hayhoe (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (online))

    Are we still able to act on climate? In the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s last evening lecture of the year, join Dr. Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the science connecting our choices today to future impacts, and highlights climate solutions that are already happening here in the Chesapeake and around the world. Katharine Hayhoe is…

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    Tuesday, September 21, 2021: Webinar – Stories from the Smithsonian’s “Wetland of the Future”

    Fast forward to the year 2100, with a sneak peek at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s “wetland of the future.” On Sept. 21, Smithsonian ecologists James Holmquist and Genevieve Noyce will reveal the latest findings from the Smithsonian’s Global Change Research Wetland. Here, scientists are running futuristic climate change experiments that raise temperature, carbon dioxide…

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    Tuesday, August 31, 2021: A Return to 1774: The 21st-Century Restoration of the James Brice House (Annapolis, MD) (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the James Brice House, a 5-part colonial mansion in Maryland dating back to 1774. Walk through the house on a prerecorded virtual tour with Historic Annapolis preservationist Michael Day, as he explores the daunting task of restoring the mansion to its original 1774 appearance. Mostly shrouded in mystery for decades,…

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    Tuesday, August 17, 2021: Smithsonian Earth Optimism Webinar: Sea Turtle Rehabilitation at the National Aquarium (Online – Zoom)

    Discover what goes into rescuing endangered sea turtles, with Animal Rescue Director Jennifer Dittmar of the National Aquarium! All seven of the world’s sea turtle species are either threatened or endangered, though some are common, seasonal visitors to the mid-Atlantic and New England during warmer months. The National Aquarium has been rehabilitating sick and injured…

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    Tuesday, July 20, 2021: Through Ebony Eyes – Preserving the Legacy of Blacks on the Chesapeake (Online – Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)

    Speaker: Vince Leggett, Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation For over 200 years, Black men and women have kept the seafood and maritime industries alive on the Chesapeake Bay. Yet few history books have recognized their contributions. The Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, created by Vince Leggett, has amassed a rich collection of artifacts, oral histories…

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    Tuesday, June 15, 2021: Landscaping for Biodiversity, A Plant-Insect Perspective (Online – Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)

    While insects often get a bad rap in gardens, a wide array of insects are quietly performing essential functions for food webs and ecosystems. On Tuesday, June 15, University of Maryland researcher Karin Burghardt will introduce you to some of the fascinating insects that dwell in spaces we occupy every day: our gardens, yards and parks. She’ll…

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    Tuesday, May 18, 2021: Smithsonian Webinar: Lessons for Addressing Climate Change from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Online – Zoom)

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a crisis unlike any other in living memory. It has also exposed the consequences of failing to prepare for catastrophic risk on a global scale. Both pandemics and climate change act as threat multipliers that amplify risks to global political stability, economic security and social welfare, while generating profound uncertainty…

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    Tuesday, April 20, 2021: Earth Optimism Webinar: The Hidden Workings of Forests And Their Future (Virtual)

    On April 20, join three Smithsonian forest scientists for a special pre-Earth Day virtual panel. Discover how trees store and move carbon, from the level of microscopic cells to the sweeping canopies of America’s woodlands. The scientists will share decades of knowledge from the forests of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Maryland. They’ll also…

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    Tues. March 16: Webinar: The Quest To Understand (And Manage) Invasive Phragmites (Online – Zoom)

    Since the 1970s, the invasive reed Phragmites australis has been taking over wetlands across the U.S. In this webinar, Smithsonian ecologists Melissa McCormick and Dennis Whigham will explore what set the stage for its explosive invasion, and share discoveries from over a decade of Phragmites research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. They will also highlight efforts to…

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