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7
CANOE EXCURSION
Special Event
Location: Reed Education Center
Start: 9:00AM
End: 11:30AM
Paddle along the shores of Muddy Creek and the Rhode River to learn about one of the many tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. We’ll look for wildlife, eagles, shorebirds, reptiles, and more. This trip is designed for beginning and intermediate paddlers. Basic instruction will be given at the start of the program.
Contact Info: To register e-mail Nicole Campbell at Campbelln@si.edu or call (443) 482.2300.
Age: 6+
Cost: $18/Adults (13 yr.+), $9/Children (6-12 yr.)
Pre-Registration: Preferred but walk-ins accepted if space is available
17
GLOBAL SHIPPING AND MARINE INVASIONS: THE BEGINNING OF THE ANTHROPOCENE
Adult
Location: Schmidt Conference Center
Start: 7:00PM
End: 8:00PM
Speaker: Ian Davidson
Affiliation: SERC
Many experts say we now live in the Anthropocene, an informal new epoch in which humans can shape ecosystems on a global scale. By most accounts, the Anthropocene began roughly 250 years ago during the Industrial Revolution with the explosion of fossil fuels. But what if it began much earlier? In the Age of Discovery, human exploration allowed invasive species to cross oceans, a phenomenon that has continued to the present day thanks to global shipping. In this talk Ian Davidson will narrate how humans have unwittingly moved species around since the 1500s and how—with help from the public—we can keep a watchful eye on them today. Lecture begins at 7, light snacks at 6:30.
Contact Info: Kristen Minogue; 443-482-2325; minoguek@si.edu
Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Pre-Registration: No
GLOBAL SHIPPING AND MARINE INVASIONS: THE BEGINNING OF THE ANTHROPOCENE
Evening Lecture
Location: Schmidt Conference Center
Start: 7:00PM
End: 8:00PM
Speaker: Ian Davidson
Affiliation: SERC
Many experts say we now live in the Anthropocene, an informal new epoch in which humans can shape ecosystems on a global scale. By most accounts, the Anthropocene began roughly 250 years ago during the Industrial Revolution with the explosion of fossil fuels. But what if it began much earlier? In the Age of Discovery, human exploration allowed invasive species to cross oceans, a phenomenon that has continued to the present day thanks to global shipping. In this talk Ian Davidson will narrate how humans have unwittingly moved species around since the 1500s and how—with help from the public—we can keep a watchful eye on them today.
Contact Info: Kristen Minogue; 443-482-2325; minoguek@si.edu
Cost: Free
Pre-Registration: No
20
CHESAPEAKE PARASITE PROJECT
Special Event
Location: Various field sites; meet at SERC
Start: 1:00PM
End: 4:00PM
Help our marine biologist track an invasive parasite infecting mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay! We'll spend the day sorting through shell-filled collectors in search of crabs. Volunteers 15+ preferred, but younger students welcome with parental supervision. Registration required. To sign up or find details, visit: http://www.serc.si.edu/labs/marine_invasions/citizen_science/Parasite_project.aspx
Contact Info: Monaca Noble (noblem@si.edu, 443-482-2467) and Darrick Sparks (sparksd@si.edu, 443-482-2455)
Age: 15 and up
Cost: Free
Pre-Registration: Yes
21
CHESAPEAKE PARASITE PROJECT
Special Event
Location: Various field sites; meet at SERC
Start: 8:00AM
End: 4:00PM
Help our marine biologist track an invasive parasite infecting mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay! We'll spend the day sorting through shell-filled collectors in search of crabs. Volunteers 15+ preferred, but younger students welcome with parental supervision. Registration required. To sign up or find details, visit: http://www.serc.si.edu/labs/marine_invasions/citizen_science/Parasite_project.aspx
Contact Info: Monaca Noble (noblem@si.edu, 443-482-2467) and Darrick Sparks (sparksd@si.edu, 443-482-2455)
Age: 15 and up
Cost: None
Pre-Registration: Yes
22
CHESAPEAKE PARASITE PROJECT
Special Event
Location: Various field sites; meet at SERC
Start: 8:00AM
End: 4:00PM
Help our marine biologist track an invasive parasite infecting mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay! We'll spend the day sorting through shell-filled collectors in search of crabs. Volunteers 15+ preferred, but younger students welcome with parental supervision. Registration required. To sign up or find details, visit: http://www.serc.si.edu/labs/marine_invasions/citizen_science/Parasite_project.aspx
Contact Info: Monaca Noble (noblem@si.edu, 443-482-2467) and Darrick Sparks (sparksd@si.edu, 443-482-2455)
Age: 15 and up
Cost: None
Pre-Registration: Yes