National Aquarium

The National Aquarium inspires and informs millions of guests and provides educational science-based programming to millions more through school and community outreach. As a trusted public platform for the promotion of environmental literacy and stewardship with universal appeal, we fulfill our mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. We celebrate all natural environments, from the Chesapeake Bay to the world’s coral reefs, and from the ocean’s depths to the tropical rainforest canopy. Through pioneering science, conservation initiatives, educational programming, and advocacy for public policies informed by science, we address issues that challenge global aquatic habitats.

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Plants to Monitor

Want to help? It’s easy. Choose from the plants below and track when they flower, leaf out or set seed. 

Black-eyed susan
Rudbeckia hirta
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Downy serviceberry
Amelanchier arborea
Eastern redcedar
Juniperus virginiana
Loblolly pine
Pinus taeda
Mountain laurel
Kalmia latifolia
Saltmarsh cordgrass
Spartina alterniflora
Sassafras albidum
Lindera benzoin
Swamp milkweed
Asclepias incarnata

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