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Educator Resources
You can consult our handy guide to learn more about the range of educator resources available both at the museum and online.
From pre- and post-field trip activities to printable worksheets and scavenger hunts for your visit to the museum, we have more than 80 resources available to help you plan for your class.
Learn more about individual activities and resource packs on our website.
Museum Collection Tours 
Dive deep into one of the six collections that make up the museum: TetrapodsMarine Invertebrates, Herbarium, Entomology, Fish, or Fossils. Discover stories about BC species, research, and how organisms in the collection of your choice relate to others.
Each one hour introductory tour will teach you about the different specimens in the collection, along with stories about the people that have contributed to it. Afterwards, your group will head to the Discovery Lab to get hands-on with specimens from the collection.
Learn more about these tours and our other programs available and submit a booking request online.
Not sure which tour to choose? Take our quiz and let us pick for you!
Culture at the Centre 
Now a permanent exhibition at the museum, Culture at the Centre draws on Indigenous knowledge of the natural world to explore the connections between land, language and culture.
Students can explore six stories that connect the Musqueam, Squamish, Lil'wat, Heiltsuk, Haida and Nisga'a communities to their territories, using a printable knowledge path.
Biodiversity Lecture Series with Sandra Knapp
Tuesday, November 6 | Doors at 7:30 pm, Lecture starts at 8:00 pm
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
2260 West Mall
Lecture Hall 1250
Floras for the Future: Why Plant Description Still MattersExploration of plant diversity has been going on since humans first walked the Earth – so surely we must be done by now. Why should we describe the plant life of a country and write a flora, rather than investigating the deep structure of the tree of life, or addressing immediate societal problems such as war or hunger? In this lecture, Dr. Sandra Knapp will argue that the description of plant life on Earth is the basis for plant science and thus essential and always relevant for its advancement.

Dr. Knapp is a botanist from the Natural History Museum in London, specializing on the taxonomy and evolution of the nightshade family, Solanaceae, and she has spent much time in the field collecting plants, mostly in the Neotropics.

Register now for this free event: 

This is part of the Biodiversity Lecture Series, organized jointly by the Biodiversity Research Centre and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum before the public talk, admission by donation between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
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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. 

2212 Main Mall University of British Columbia | Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 CA

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