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The Office of Environmental Sciences (OES) is established to make more visible the Smithsonian's broad spectrum of research projects in the environmental sciences and improve the opportunities for attracting financial support and scientific collaboration.


Office of Environmental Sciences


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • SIA gives date as October 1969.
  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4., p. 156
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1970, p. 59

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


October 28, 1970


  • New Programs
  • Ecology
  • Collaboration
  • Environmental research

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