Celebrate Biodiversity!

Happy *NEW SCIENCE* Friday!

Variety is the spice of life

On Sunday, 5/22, we'll be celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity. Our world is filled with an immense variety of unique and interesting species. However, having biologically diverse ecosystems does more than just make the world interesting. A large variety of species keeps our local ecosystems healthy and adaptable. Small threats to local biodiversity can lead to massive changes, not only in other ecosystems worldwide, but also to our economy and our daily lives.

Show your friends and family just how important biodiversity is to you by decking yourself out in some diverse biology gear! 

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Coming Soon

The Because Science storefront is temporarily closed
More details will be coming soon for our reopening, but in the meantime, you can find all of your nerdy needs on our website.

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Even though the store is currently closed, you can still shop with us in-person at any of our local events: 

May 20-22 ACC Baltimore (convention center), MD

May 21 Shirlington Spring Fling, Shirlington, VA

May 29 Market Market Westpost (Formerly Pentagon City
Mall), Pentagon City, VA

June 3-5 Awesome Con, Washington D.C. (Walter E
Washington Convention Center)

June 4-5 Occoquan Riverfest Craft Show, VA

June 5 First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD

June 4 Annapolis Pride Festival, MD

June 11-12 Art Star Craft Bazaar, Philadelphia, PA

Something missing? Please recommend events you'd love to see us at, including craft shows, Maker Faires, and scientific academic conferences & expositions. 


Meet Dexter Patterson

From Dexter:

“One thing I love about birding is how it has brought so many amazing people into my life. Today,@cjkilgour from @colorintheoutdoors invited us to go #birding on his beautiful property in Mayville, WI. Together we hiked 2.25 miles on his land and had a blast together.

We laid eyes on 38 species on our hike and heard many more! A few highlights were a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Lifer), Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Lifer), Blue-winged Warbler (Lifer), and a very vocal Wood Thrush. There were areas we probably could’ve sat and birded for hours and I’m sure we would’ve found even more gems like the Golden-winged Warbler we all heard. Thank you so much for having us Chris, your #hospitality and #kindness was much appreciated by all of us. I can’t wait to come back after our joint event at @horiconmarsh next month. Your place is magical, brother. 📷👐🏾🖤

Dexter's Instagram: @wiscobirder