Happy #Pride2018! We're proud to support @500QueerScientists, a new visibility campaign for the LGBTQ+ #STEM community started (independently) by Academy arachnology curator @caribales & scientific illustrator/scientist @thepenandthepangolin. Give it a follow to show your support & meet a range of incredible experts—because diverse science is powerful science. 💪🔬🏳️🌈❤️ Website: www.500queerscientists.com; Twitter = 500queersci. // #QueerInSTEM #STEMPride #Pride
Ocean-sized congratulations to photographer Tanya Houppermans, grand-prize winner of our 2018 @bigpicturecomp! See more incredible, inspiring images from around the 🌎 in @biographic_magazine’s gallery of winners & finalists, link in our bio. (You’ll also find a description there of how Houppermans got this shot of a sand tiger shark surrounded by swirling baitfish.) // #photocompetition #naturephotography #tigershark #sandtigershark #shark #🦈 #underwaterphotography #conservationphotography
We’ve been pretty Story-focused recently, but the recent release of some of the images @afarnum has snapped in our #scientificcollections over the past 2 years definitely deserves permanence. See additional highlights from our beautiful, expansive “record of modern life” (aka collections) in @sfmagazine’s recent post, and stay tuned for more.
We’re giving away 3 pairs of tickets to our biggest party of the year!🥂 For your chance to win, tag a friend in the comments and tell us which animal you most want to party with after dark. (We’ll DM winners on Friday evening.) Why join us May 10? For a live DJ set by @tpain, a silent disco in the coral reef, open bars, complimentary bites, a “playground for adults,” & so much more! Best of all, it’s the most fabulous way to support science: All proceeds from “Big Bang: Party After Dark” help support our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit the link in our bio! 🍾🐠🎉 (Must be 21+ to attend.)
Every 2 weeks, our biologists receive and carefully inspect a new shipment of butterflies from sustainable butterfly farms in Costa Rica. Because this contributes to a sustainable source of income (as opposed to cattle ranches and palm-oil plantations), it actually incentivizes the preservation of native rainforest—and in some cases has even helped to fund reforestation. 💪🌴🦋 (Photo: @timtast1c)
Our @inaturalistorg app is a powerful tool for surveying & identifying Earth’s biodiversity—like this shimmering Cuban tody—powered by people just like you! Download from any app store to start documenting your own local nature; the iNat community can even help with your identifications. 🌱🦊🦋🐙🐠 (Observation by user wayne13114)