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    September 15, 2020: Smithsonian Earth Optimism Webinar: Living Bird-Friendly (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (online))

    Birds and bird watching have become increasingly popular these past few months. In our Sept. 15 webinar, join Scott Sillett of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center for 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. Can’t join live? A…

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    August 18, 2020: Smithsonian Webinar: Building Climate-Resilient Communities on the Coast (Online – Zoom)

    Discover how three major cities are adapting to sea level rise, as scientists from Annapolis, San Francisco and Seattle come together for a live panel discussion. They’ll share ideas and solutions their communities are putting into place, and there will be plenty of time for audience questions. Register online to watch live on Tuesday, Aug….

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    July 21, 2020: Smithsonian Earth Optimism Webinar: “Working Landscapes” That Help People And Nature (Online – Zoom)

    What does it mean, to create a “working landscape”? In our July 21 webinar, Kim Komatsu, a scientist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, will highlight new research that’s helping preserve the critical services our landscapes give us. She’ll focus on two projects in the Chesapeake Bay region: how soil bacteria can help soybeans—the second…

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    June 24, 2020: Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Beyond the Mall! (Online)

    The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is going all-digital! The celebrations kick off June 24 at noon, with an Earth Optimism webinar “Conservation & Communities from the Kachemak Bay to the Chesapeake Bay.” Ruth Stolk, the head of the Smithsonian’s Conservation Commons, will join scientists and community leaders working to preserve the environment in Chesapeake Bay and…

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    June 16, 2020: Smithsonian Webinar: Bay-Wise Gardening for the Environment (Online (Zoom))

    Get inspired with ideas to make your garden even more environmentally friendly, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s next Earth Optimism webinar with Master Gardener Cyrena Simons. At our June 16 virtual science talk, Cyrena will share tips from the University of Maryland’s Master Gardener Bay-Wise Program, which strives to improve land and waterways by…

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    May 19, 2020: Smithsonian Earth Optimism Webinar: Global Trade and Invasive Species on Ships (Online (Zoom))

    Keep the spirit of Earth Day alive, with free Earth Optimism-inspired talks from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. On May 19, marine biologist Greg Ruiz will offer an inside look at the science to control the spread of invasive species. Global trade is enabling invasive species to cross borders at unprecedented speeds, but it’s also…

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    CANCELED – March 14, 2020: Frostbite 5K (Edgewater, Maryland)

    Update: As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through May 3.  Please consult our calendar of events, museum websites and si.edu for the latest updates. We appreciate your understanding. At this time, all Smithsonian museums, the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus…

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    CANCELED – March 17, 2020: Smithsonian Evening Lecture: Global Trade, Ballast Water and Invasive Species on Ships (Edgewater, Maryland)

    Update: As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through May 3.  Please consult our calendar of events, museum websites and si.edu for the latest updates. We appreciate your understanding. At this time, all Smithsonian museums, the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus…

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    February 18, 2020: Smithsonian Evening Lecture: Getting A Clearer Picture of Stream Restorations (Edgewater, MD)

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day all year, with a free series of Earth Optimism-inspired lectures at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center! Stream restorations, especially in urban watersheds, are a popular strategy for reducing nutrient loads to Chesapeake Bay. However, the latest research suggests their effectiveness can vary. In this talk, SERC nutrient ecologist…

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    (Annapolis, MD) The Ocean: Our Future

    Discover how the ocean’s health is tied to ours, with marine biologist and ocean advocate Jane Lubchenco! Dr. Lubchenco made history in 2009 as the first woman to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In this free evening science talk, she’ll take stock of the challenges facing our global ocean, while highlighting some…

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