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Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

April 22nd is the day we set aside each year to celebrate our beautiful home- the planet Earth. It's a great day to appreciate all that Earth has to offer and to reflect on ways you can help protect it. 
At Because Science, we love Earth Day. It reminds us why it's so crucial to connect people to science and to find creative ways to turn "trash" into "treasure". Thanks for supporting us in this important mission. Happy Earth Day!

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Don't forget Mother's Day is May 8th!

Mother Earth isn't the only one who needs some attention. Mother's Day will be here before you know it. Don't wait till the last minute this year!  
Whether she likes rocks, robots, gears, or glassware, we've got gift ideas that are just as special as your momma.

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New Store Location - 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.

Shop at becausesciencedc.com!

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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: 

April 24 Earth Day Event, Lee Heights Shopping Center, Arlington, VA

April 30-May 1 Spring Market, Fairfax Corner

April 30-May 1 Mayday! Underground, Rochester, NY

May 1 First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD

May 6-7 Spring Market at Mosaic, VA

May 13-15 Virginia Beach (VA) Spring Craft Market

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

June 4-5 Occoquan Riverfest Craft Show, VA

June 5 First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD

June 4 Annapolis Pride Festival, MD

July 3 First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD

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



Meet Jasmine Davenport

From Jasmine:

“The climate crisis affects some parts of the planet more than others. Historical and present-day injustices have both left black, indigenous and people-of-colour communities exposed to far greater environmental health hazards than white communities. Those most affected by climate change are black and poor communities. Without taking into account those most affected, climate solutions will turn into climate exclusion." - Zambian climate activist, Veronica Mulenga

🌊 As many of you know my roots are in Louisiana. Growing up I saw the implications of eutrophication and disastrous storms along the Gulf Coast. But it wasn’t until Katrina that the world saw what true devastation looks like and how ALL of the underlying issues can be exacerbated.

🌄 When we talk about land disappearing on a daily basis, islands and portions of states turning into mush and water…what happens to the crops, culture and people?

📝 This intersectional issue is not one that can be neatly tied up with a bow, but rather it’s going to take advocates and resources. There are treasured pieces of culture floating away, such as the southern Louisiana and Gullah Geechee nation, a distinct cultural group that historically dwelt on a 425-mile stretch of coastline from Jacksonville, North Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

💧“The very existence of the Gullah Geechee nation is threatened by the rapid erosion of our Sea Islands due to the sea-level rise issues brought on by climate change,” said Queen Quet.

🌏 Elected officials need to understand the cultural implications of climate change…generations of history are being lost."

Jasmines Instagram: @jazzyclimate