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Get up close and personal with BC's dinosaur heritage
Are you and your class interested in helping us create a new dinosaur exhibit?

We are working on an interactive online experience, where students can delve into several remote fossil sites around BC and explore our natural history through 360 degree environmental footage, 3D dinosaur models, and video interviews with real scientists.

We will be looking for classes of Grades 4-7 students, both English- and French-speaking, to test this experience and help shape its development. The final exhibit is expected to be released to the public in early 2021.

Watch out for our next newsletter, where we'll include more information and a link to where you can register your interest!
Spring Break: Save the Date!
March 16th - 31st 2019
During Spring Break, join the Beaty Biodiversity Museum for a different hands-on activity every day, brought to you by volunteers, staff, curators, and special guests!
Meet new friends while exploring different aspects of the biodiversity around us. From identifying incredible insects, to art, games, crafts, and hands-on activities, you’ll be a biodiversity pro in no time.

All activities are open to all ages and are included with membership or admission on a drop-in basis, unless otherwise noted. Children under the age of 13 must have adult supervision in the museum at all times.
Pro-D Opportunity for Vancouver teachers
The Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) at the University of British Columbia is inviting all teachers and educators to a Pro-D workshop to educate and engage your students on climate change in a fun, interactive & personalized way!
Climate change has been called the greatest challenge of our time, threatening communities around the world and driving massive transitions in this century. The recent IPCC report – Global Warming of 1.5°C gives us only 12 years to respond aggressively in reducing carbon emissions, if we are to avoid dangerous climate change impacts. It is important that young people feel engaged and empowered to contribute to climate change solutions. Canadian policies at all levels of government (e.g. Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan) call for substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (80% by 2050). However, our youth are not equipped with the solutions-based, learner-led tools they need to engage in and act on climate change.

CALP has co-designed and tested several ‘Cool Tools’ that use innovative social processes and powerful visual and digital media that bring together a number of enticing educational components such as outdoor experiential learning, place-based education, game development, digital & field mapping. A DIY toolkit on climate change and urban forestry (Coolkit), a videogame on climate change solutions, and a supplementary Teacher’s Guide are some of the Cool Tools that will be presented at this Pro-D workshop. These 'Cool Tools' have demonstrated an increase in students’ awareness and understanding of basic climate change, sustainability and urban forestry concepts and hope to eventually motivate behaviour changes individually and collectively.

Monday, January 28, 2019
10:45am - 3:00pm

Kitsilano Secondary, 2550 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver 
No fee required

Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided.

Register here
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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. As Vancouver’s natural history museum, we work to promote a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. The unique combination of world-class research, paired with beautiful, compelling exhibits, strives to make the research conducted at UBC more accessible to the public.
Explore the university’s spectacular biological collections, with 20,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing over 500 permanent exhibits. Among our two million treasured specimens are a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton suspended in the atrium, the third-largest fish collection in Canada, and myriad fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants from around BC and across the world. 

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