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Dragonflies are way cool because…
Sunday February 2 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dragonflies have fascinated and captivated the interest of people and scientists for centuries. They are among the most noticeable species in freshwater habitats and thus are good model organisms to study the biology, behavior, and test evolutionary theories. They are also good sentinel species to track climate change.

Climate change has affected the phenology and distribution of species worldwide. Spring phenology shifted to earlier dates, and spatial distribution shifted to higher latitude and higher elevations. Dragonflies are no exceptions and have shown both temporal and spatial shifts. In Dr. Khelifa’s research, he’s made two amazing discoveries in their behavior which shed light on some aspects of sexual selection.

Dr. Rassim Khelifa is an SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia who researches the responses of dragonflies to climate change as well as their behavioral ecology and conservation. Find him on twitter @Rassim_KhLet us know if you'll be joining us!

Barbara Neto-Bradley describes her research on the evolution of vascular plants by looking at photosynthesis. For more from Barbara, check out her instagram: @barbaranetobradley

Researchers Revealed is an exciting new series profiling the research performed in UBC’s Biodiversity Research Centre. The series looks at new ways in which researchers harness technology to study the natural world in ways that were not possible before.
Bring the whole family for Kids Take Over UBC, an awesome arts festival right here on campus. On February 16th, celebrate Family Day weekend with children taking on adult-sized roles in museums, art galleries, and more. This event will be packed with activities that your young ones are sure to love.
Have you ever wanted to add your own stories to exhibits and specimens on display in the museum? Work alongside our team to write and display your own creations in the museum for everyone to enjoy.

Location & Time: Beaty Biodiversity Museum 10:15am – 11:30am and 12:45pm – 2:00pm.

Families with proof of registration (wristbands) can also drop-in anytime between 10:00 – 5:00 to enjoy our regular programming.
This activity is open to all museum visitors with membership or admission, as well as Kids Take Over wristbands!
Check out the full program and ticket information on the Kids Take Over UBC website, and RSVP on the Facebook event page!
The Sturgeon Harpoon Knowledge Web, a collaboration between the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Musqueam First Nation, wins the 2019 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive!
This “living exhibition” involves many components, centred around the creation of a 35-foot-long sturgeon harpoon — a modern piece made by Musqueam Knowledge Keeper Morgan Guerin generations after the Musqueam ceased to fish for sturgeon. The many components of the harpoon each carry great cultural significance, and the exhibition uses immersive 360 environments, visitor-activated audio and video, and real touchable specimens that are woven together to create a cohesive and deeply engaging narrative. Read more here!
* Photos by MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault, Rideau Hall © OSGG, 2020
Next Edition February 2, 2020
A FREE program for campus residents, these drop-in sessions are designed for children 5-12 years old accompanied by an adult (not suitable for preschool-aged children). All sessions will be held at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, with experts from the Pacific Museum of Earth and around UBC making guest appearances.

Drop in between 10:30 am – 1:00 pm the first Sunday of the month to enjoy special activities for families plus all of our regular museum programming, Raising Big Blue movie, museum tours, and more. Nature Club participants are welcome to attend our Way Cool talk at 1:00pm!
Pre-registration highly encouraged both for children and adults! Drop-ins welcome as space permits. Thank you for pre-registering so that we can prepare for the number of children attending.
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Beaty Biodiversity Museum membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people inspired by biodiversity, engaged with the natural world, and dedicated to conservation. 

About the Museum
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver's natural history museum, dedicated to building greater understanding, and a shared sense of community and wonder, around biodiversity.

Tuesday - Sunday 

Third Thursday of the month, museum open until 8:30pm with admission by donation after 5:00pm. 

Closed on Mondays

Visit our website for more information and what's on at the museum.
20 February 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Come by for a night at the museum!

The museum will stay open until 8:30pm. Admission by donation starting at 5:00pm.
All ages welcome, drop in at any time!

29 February 7:30pm – 10:00pm 
2321 Main Street, Vancouver

Join Science Slam Vancouver and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum to celebrate an extra day of science!

Celebrate the leap day with a selection of fantastic talks about rare, unusual, misunderstood, overlooked, or cyclical events. Read more here!
November 21, 2019 – April 19, 2020
December 12, 2019 - August 23, 2020 
Culture at the Centre

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