CBCES Becomes Independent Bureau

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Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (CBCES) becomes an independent bureau, reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Science. The center on 700 acres of land is located seven miles south of Annapolis, Maryland, on property called Java Farm bequeathed to the Smithsonian Institution in 1962 by Robert Lee Forest. It is later renamed the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.


  • Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies)
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
  • Assistant Secretary for Science


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4., p. 148

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  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Ecology
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