The North American Orchid Conservation Center is a coalition of organizations dedicated to conserving our orchid heritage. Established as a collaborative effort by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) and the United States Botanic Garden, NAOCC is based in the Plant Ecology Lab at SERC, and includes Smithsonian units at the National Zoological Park, National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian Gardens. Joining us are public and private organizations committed to the survival of our native orchids.