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: Tuesday nights from March 28 to April 25 - COMPLETED
Fall Dates: Tuesday nights from September 26 to October 24
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-serve 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


Coming Soon: Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory's most recent Science for Citizens seminar series has concluded, and planning for the next series is underway. Please continue to check this website for future updates or sign-up (above) to receive email notifications about upcoming Science for Citizens seminars.


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.