EPA – April 1st @ 10:00am** Bring Lunch!

Details are as follows:

  • Date: 4/1/2024
  • Location: Meet at RAC Circle
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • This tour is at the Environmental Science Center (ESC) at Fort Meade. All students will be provided transportation and traveling together. Expected return is 2:30 PM.
  • Students are required to bring 2 forms of identification for entrance to the center.
  • If the student is not a US Citizen, they will need to bring their passport as one of the forms of Identification.

Students will visit the Environmental Science Center (ESC) at Fort Meade. Once we get everyone checked in, the plan is to convene in our conference room where the students will listen to brief presentations about the Region 3 and OPP laboratory programs at ESC. Following the presentations, the students will split up and tour the facility. They will see different laboratory spaces (microbiology, inorganic, and organic labs), different types of instrumentation, and some of the different projects that have been and are being worked on at the facility.

USGS – April 2nd @ 9:30 am Tour 10-12pm

Details are as follows:

  • Date: 4/2/2024
  • Location: Meet at RAC Circle
  • Time: 9:30AM
  • USGS is located on BWTech campus. We will meet at the RAC circle and walk over together.

Students should expect a guided tour of the US Geological Survey Center in UMBC’s Business Park including the laboratories, our warehouse, and some of the field equipment USGS technicians use daily. Students will also be given a short series of presentations (<45min) on some of the work our Center has worked on recently, and the opportunity to ask USGS staff questions about working for the USGS. Run time of about 2 hours.

USFS – RESCHEDULED for April 10th @ 9:30 am Tour 10 am-12pm

Details are as follows:

  • Date: 4/10/2024
  • Location: Meet at RAC Circle
  • Time: 9:30 AM

Join USDA Forest Service staff from the Baltimore Field Station to talk about their research and careers in the agency. We will take a walk around campus to view dendrometer bands being used for tree growth data collection, and discuss other urban forestry research topics.

Contact Rhonda Plofkin: rhondap1@umbc.edu with any questions.