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European Sea Bass are Way Cool!
Sunday March 1 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us for a story about European sea bass that is perhaps foreign to many audiences in the Pacific Northwest. European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) inhabit estuary, lagoon, coastal, and marine habitats of Western Europe. Highlighting some discoveries from his past research trips to France, Yangfan Zhang will shed some light upon how this species can thrive in a fairly complex ecosystem. As an important recreational, commercial, and aquaculture species in Western Europe, conservation measures are in place to protect the species. More broadly, he wants to show that human society, as a whole, is tightly connected with the creatures at sea.

Yangfan Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia, the President of American Fisheries Society-B.C. Student Subunit and a shortlisted candidate of Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Yangfan wants to know how the environment affects the performance and survival of fishes. The journey of pursuing this question leads him to many research trips across the globe. During his travels, he develops and applies an integrated respiratory assessment paradigm that can answer many broad questions about the ecological performances of the fishes. In fact, many of his discoveries build upon the principles of respiratory physiology in fishes that originated from the Pacific Northwest in the 1960s, and thus it is his great pleasure to tell a story to the place where it all started. Find him on twitter @TheYangfanZHANG and check out his website!

Vikram Baliga describes his research on the evolution and biomechanics of bird flight by looking at the variations between bird species.

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.
March 14 – March 29 | 12:00pm - 12:30pm
During Spring Break, join the Beaty Biodiversity Museum every day at 12:00 pm for a different hands-on activity, 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.

Are you offering a spring break camp? Check out our children’s program options for private, hands-on, biodiversity experiences suitable for your group

Meet under the whale at 12:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum reserves the right to change or modify programming as needed. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is closed on Mondays and statutory holidays.
Check out the full schedule here and RSVP on the Facebook event page!
Next Edition March 1, 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.
Volunteer at the Beaty!
Are you passionate about biodiversity, museums, science, and education? We’re looking for education volunteers to start in late April. Volunteers must be age 16+ and ready to commit to 4 shifts per month.
Applications are accepted online from March 2-31, 2020. For more information click here!
In celebration of the first 10 years of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum we are planning an exhibition to showcase the beauty and diversity of artistic talents that are housed in the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Biodiversity Research Centre. Creative works from past and present staff, students, researchers and volunteers will be displayed in the Museum’s public exhibition space September, 2020 – February, 2021.
We’ve selected 3 names for this special exhibition, and we need your help to choose one. Vote here for the one you love the most! Poll closes on March 10 at 5:00pm.

1 - ReCollections
2 - Curiosities
3 - Wonderment
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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.
26 February 10:00am - 11:30am
Special screening of APTN’s docu-series AskiBOYZ followed by a discussion with Asivak and Mahiigan Koostachin, the two co-stars of the show,  moderated by director Jules Koostachin, sessional at UBC’s Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and UBC PhD candidate.

Activity included in admission. FREE for UBC students, faculty and staff (with UBC card).

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!
19 March 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!
November 21, 2019 – April 19, 2020
December 12, 2019 - August 23, 2020 
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