Happy Earth Day
Don't forget Mother's Day is May 8th!
New Store Location - coming soon!
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!
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.
“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