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Vancouver Bird Week
May 6-13, 2017
Get hands-on and learn about birds with our daily activity starting at 3:30 pm. Meet under the whale. Join us Tuesday-Friday at 10:30 am for a bonus bird-themed hands-on activity this week, too!

Don’t miss our Bird Week-themed Way Cool lecture Ethno-ornithology is way cool because… with Ildiko Szabo on Sunday, May 7.

All Beaty Bird week activities are included with museum admission or membership. Check out Vancouver Bird Week for more bird events happening all around town.


Ethno-ornithology is Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, May 7 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Come explore the intersection between bird feather identification and anthropology artifacts. This field of inquiry, ethno-ornithology, combines avian identification, avian forensics, cosmology, cultural practices, land conservation, and the ‘Rights of Nature’ Ecuadorian constitutional amendment. Discover how sleuthing bird identifications helps confirm, or can lead to discovering, the cultural origin of stunningly beautiful feathered artifacts.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Beaty Nocturnal: International Museum Day
Thursday, May 18 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples. Celebrate International Museum Day by visiting the Beaty! Open until 8:30 pm, with admission by donation starting at 5:00 pm, join us for an evening of family-friendly activities.

Drop-in Family Friendly Hands-on Activities
Saturday, May 27 | 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Curious about our garden? Explore the wonderful plants, birds, and insects that make a home on the roof of the Beaty Museum.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Habitat connectivity is Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, June 4 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Although parks and protected areas are essential for biodiversity, alone they cannot conserve healthy populations of animals that need huge areas to roam. Achieving large landscape conservation requires connecting core habitat areas, creating corridors that let wildlife move freely and thrive. Join Y2Y’s Conservation Scientist Aerin Jacob on a trip across the Yellowstone to Yukon region, exploring how grassroots efforts from scientists and communities can scale up to connect and protect this incredible mountain landscape. Included with museum admission or membership.
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Nature Vancouver Photography Competition 2017
Opens May 7, 2017

Every year, Nature Vancouver receives hundreds of entries in its annual members photography competition. Photographs are entered in one or more of five categories: Botany, Birds, Mammals, Entomology and Spiders, and Other Natural History. This exhibition features the first, second, and third place winners in each category as well as the best in show for 2017. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Ecosystems In Play: Exploring Biodiversity Through Gaming
September 17, 2016 - August 20, 2017

How can ecologists inspire children to learn about the natural world in a way that is fun and familiar? This exhibition lets you step inside  Phylo - a game that lets you collect, trade, and play with cards based on real-life organisms - and see how life within an ecosystem is connected, and how some environmental events can have damaging effects on life.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Biodiversity Around Town 
Teas for Bees: Picnic Fundraiser  
Saturday, May 6 | 2:00 pm
UBC Farm

Nature Vancouver Birding Walk  
Saturday, May 13 | 8:30 am
Musqueam Park, South Vancouver

Salmon Send-Off  
Saturday, May 13 | 11:00 am
Tynehead Regional Park

Forest Fairy Gathering  
Saturday, May 20 | 11:00 am
Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Wilderness at your Doorstep  
Sunday, May 21 | 10:00 am
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

International Day for Biological Diversity 
Monday, May 22

Butterfly Monitoring Workshop 
Sunday, May 28 | 10:00 am
Campbell Valley Regional Park

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losed on Mondays and statutory holidays.
The museum is open late on the third Thursday of every month with admission by donation.

A 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 strives to inspire an understanding of biodiversity, its origins, and importance to humans through collections-based research, education, and outreach.
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