Educational Outreach

Public Education

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science offers a variety of opportunities for the general public to peek into the science world and our part in it.

Appalachian Laboratory

The Appalachian Laboratory hosts a Visiting Scholar Seminar Series during fall. Seminars are held at 3:30 p.m. in Room 109 at the lab, located at 301 Braddock Road in Frostburg. Learn more on AL’s website.

The Appalachian Lab also created the Watershed Moments Community Learning Series. To receive regular updates about the series and other lab events, please email

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory hosts Science for Citizens, a seminar series held in the fall and spring to talk about a featured research effort. These seminars are held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bernie Fowler Lab, 142 Williams St., in Solomons. Visit CBL's website to sign up for notifications.

The Visitors Center, located in the Solomons House at 200 Farren Ave., is free to visitors. Guests can learn about the health of the Bay, current research projects and more through videos and exhibits. Hours vary seasonally. Campus and group tours are available. Learn more by calling 410-326-7443 or by visiting the center's website

Horn Point

Horn Point Laboratory, 2020 Horns Point Road in Cambridge, has its own seminar series at 11 a.m. Wednesdays in the Coastal Science Building’s auditorium. Find details about the lab's outreach and future events on Horn Point's website. Horn Point also has a list of faculty that are available to give seminars to individual organizations. Check out the Speaker's Bureau.

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), 701 East Pratt St., hosts a weekly seminar series on Wednesdays at 3pm that is open to the public. IMET also has a public lecture series in the evening each fall. IMET's public open house is held on the first Saturday in May. Learn more on IMET's events page or sign up for IMET's newsletter to receive updates.