Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Science for Citizens

Join us at the oldest state-supported marine lab on the East Coast to learn about innovative research being pioneered by Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) scientists.  As a part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), CBL faculty and graduate students are developing new approaches to solving the environmental management problems facing Calvert County, our nation, and the world.

Science for Citizens seminars are split into a fall and spring series, each of which will include five seminars. Each Science for Citizens seminar will be presented by an UMCES scientist and will inform the public about a featured research effort.

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You're Invited

Spring Dates: Planning is underway
Fall Dates: Planning is underway
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Where: CBL’s Bernie Fowler Lab, 142 Williams Street, Solomons, MD 20688. View a campus map.
Cost: Free. No pre-registration necessary. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who: Members of the general public. No scientific background needed; everyone is welcome!
Why: Learn something new and interesting while celebrating science on scenic Solomons Island


Spring 2018 Planning is Underway

The Spring 2018 Science for Citizens seminar schedule is currently being developed.  Please check back at a later date to learn more, or sign-up to recieve for notifications above.


Watch our Science for Citizens videos

Couldn't make it to a seminar you were interested in? Want to revisit a seminar you attended to learn more? You can watch most of our past seminars on our video page.